Butch Cassidy and the Sunburnt Kid! Robert Redford, 80, looks in great shape as he takes a dip in the sea in tiny black Speedos - 47 years after starring as the Wild West outlaw
He turned 80 over the summer and celebrated 56 years in show-business while he was at it.
And Robert Redford defied his age as he took a dip in the sea off the coast of Mexico on Friday, not afraid to show off his body in a pair of small black swimming trunks.
The All The President's Men star looked fantastic for his age as he displayed a toned and healthy physique as he hit the waves with his wife of 7 years Sibylle Szaggars.
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Still got it at 80! Robert Redford looks in great shape as he takes a dip in the sea in tiny black speedo... 43 years after fans fell for his charm in The Way We Were
Enjoying a pre-Christmas break in the sun the red-haired actor was spotted wading into the surf and relaxing by the beach.
The former 'Sexiest Man Alive' and star of The Natural had no shame in going Au Naturale in a tight black speedo.
Robert and long-term partner Sibylle married in 2009 at the Louis C Jacob Hotel in Hamburg,Germany.
She had moved in with Redford in the 1990s and shares his home in Sundance Utah.
Au Naturale: The former 'Sexiest Man Alive' and star of The Natural had no shame in sporting a tight black speedo
A few weeks ago, Robert was among the recipients of President Barack Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He was joined in the accolade by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Diana Ross, Robert DeNiro and Michael Jordan.
He was honored for his role as an actor, director, producer, businessman, and environmentalist, his Academy Award for Best Director and for his Lifetime Achievement Award.
Notably, he is responsible for creating the Sundance Institute, and of course, the now world famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where he lives.
Age defying: Robert Redford defied his age as he took a dip in the sea off the coast of Mexico on Friday, not afraid to show off his body in a pair of small black swimming trunks
Surf's up: Enjoying a pre-Christmas break in the sun the red-haired actor was spotted wading into the surf and relaxing by the beach
The actor said his intention in creating the institute and film festival was to give independent filmmakers a shot in getting their stories heard.
'While I was doing large studio films, I was also able to make these smaller films that I thought would give me more satisfaction because they were different stories to be told,' he has explained. 'But it was just me doing it. It needed to be expanded and so I thought, "What about other people like myself?" That’s what led to the idea of Sundance.'
However, last month, after spending half a century in front of the camera, the Hollywood icon announced he will soon be retiring from acting.
Retiring: Last month, after spending half a century in front of the camera, the Hollywood icon announced he will soon be retiring from acting
The way he was: Robert starred in the 1973 movie The Way We Were, leaving fans swooning
The Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid actor revealed that he would like to stop acting following the completion of two upcoming projects.
Robert, who admitted he was 'getting tired' of the profession.
'I'm an impatient person, so it's hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take,' said the star. 'At this point in my life, age 80, it’d give me more satisfaction because I’m not dependent on anybody.'
'It's just me, just the way it used to be, and so going back to sketching—that's sort of where my head is right now,' Robert said, after being asked if he considered pursuing painting again.
Hollywood hunk: Robert was - and still is - an icon of the silver screen, working as an actor for 56 years
'So, I'm thinking of moving in that direction and not acting so much. I've got two acting projects in the works: Our Souls at Night, with Jane Fonda, a love story for older people who get a second chance in life, and Old Man with a Gun, a lighter piece with Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek.
'Once they're done then I'm going to say, "Okay, that’s goodbye to all that," and then just focus on directing.'
During the interview, Robert recalled some of the pitfalls of fame, recalling a time when he visited grandson Dylan's elementary school for Grandfather's Day, only to be flooded with attention by other family members.
Now a producer and Oscar winning director, Robert is known for his various iconic movie roles and his Academy Award nominated performance in The Sting
'I remember that Grandparents’ Day and realising, "Jesus, Dylan and Lena, they don’t know. They're probably wondering what the hell is going on here, because I'm going to Grandparents' Day but I'm suddenly not a grandparent. I'm a celebrity."
'People would come up to me and they wanted autographs and I'm thinking, "Wow, this feels very uncomfortable." It was very disturbing.'
Now a producer and Oscar winning director, Robert is known for his various iconic movie roles and his Academy Award nominated performance in The Sting.
It's a hit: Redford starred alongside Paul Newman in 1969 hit Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Robert has four children with his first wife Lola Van Wagenen, who he was married to from 1958 to 1985.
The actor and Lola's first son Scott tragically died in 1959 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Robert will appear on big screens in 2017 in Come Sunday, Our Souls At Night, The Discovery, and The Old Man and the Gun.
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