What has emerged, 16 years after Callan began writing, is a book that strains to be respectful; Redford’s image remains placid as a lake, the author skipping stones, causing only the most minor ripples.
We travel with Redford — “Bob,” to just about everyone — from movie set to movie set, are privy to disagreements about character and motivation and writing credits.
He describes an ingrained impatience that he wishes to change, though it spills out even as we speak -- for instance, when he mentions his reaction to the use of "whatever." "It makes me crazy when somebody says, ' Oh, whatever.' I say, ' Whoa, whoa, no, no, not 'whatever,' " he complains. Not letting it anger me when I see something that I think is off, phony behavior -- if somebody says, ' Have a nice day,' for example. That wasn't possible five years ago, 10 years ago.
I couldn't think that way." Half a century into a career that has seen him star in such classics as -- Redford still is questioning himself, still tilting at the world.
Thursday he opened the festival and laughed off a question about his retirement, saying he hasn't thought about it.
Here are a few excerpts from the AARP story, read the whole thing here. We didn't know anything about SIDS, so the only thing you think is that you've done something wrong. That creates a scar that probably never completely heals." "The other movie I want to make is about people who rediscover themselves in older love.
And for nearly 40 years, he’s been Hollywood’s golden boy: likable and bankable, if a bit self-serious.
Maybe it's getting older, or maybe it's that he knows he won't have too many more shots at explaining himself, but the golden boy of American film today is prepared to reveal himself with unexpected candor. That's an existential dodge." And he acknowledges he wants to stop "being so critical.It's hard to believe, but after 30 years he may be prepared to move away from the institution that has best defined his independent nature."Sometimes you have to change the guard," he says, "and that includes me." What Redford most wants to change is his absence from the screen.Redford speaks German, so the ceremony was conducted in the local language, Engelbrecht said.His second wife comes from Hamburg where family members also still live.