81 and Still Acting? This Actor Still Looks (and acts) as Dashing As Ever

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Born on August 18, 1936, this actor as been plastered on the billboards, smooth talked his way through movies, and shared in his fair share of troubles. Some of his troubles included being scrappy, stealing, and drinking to excess. The drinking actually cost him his baseball scholarship to the University of Colorado.

Moving to a new dream, he had to learn and save for himself. After leaving college he found jobs in the California Oil Fields. After working and saving enough, he meandered to Europe– Studying arts in Paris and Florence.

When he was done galavanting through Europe, he decided to come back to the states and try his had at being a theatrical designer in New York. He enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Art where he turned to acting, making his stage debut in ‘Tall Story’. That was the first of many.

Wondering who this interesting character is? We all know the dashing Robert Redford. He was the handsome actor that had his breakthrough role in as “The Sundance Kid” in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. His acting career began well before 1962, but it is still going strong today.

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While he may not be active in the big screen like he was, he still has the title from 1995 of being one of the 100 sexiest stars, and he can add yet another title to his list of titles. Netflix is making an adaption ofKent Haruf’s novel Our Souls at Night. 

The book takes place in Holt, Colorado. This small town is super small, but for Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) and Louis Walters (Robert Redford), they’ve not had much contact. Both of their spouses have passed away and their kids aren’t around, they’ve flown the nest.

Addie is lonely and wanted to seek a connection with her neighbor that she barely knows. She does not want to live her life in a lonely manner any more, so why not see what Louis is up to? Will the movie follow the book?

Fonda and Redford in 1966

We will find out soon because Netflix has picked it up to do an adaption of the novel. The movie will hit Netflix this month– September 29 to be exact. The predicted rating on IMDb.com is a 6.5 out of 10.

It sounds like this film is going to be one for the books. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are a dream team– The perfect characters to create the live version of the book. Are you excited for Our Souls at Night to come out on September 29?

Source: esquire.com, amazon.com, ew.com, and biography.com

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