Two Hol­ly­wood Le­gends on Their First Film Pair­ing

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“IT’S AMAZ­ING that we’ve never worked to­gether be­fore,” Robert Red­ford tells Closer of Sissy Spacek, his lead­ing lady in The Old Man & the Gun. “She was a joy.” The ad­mi­ra­tion is mu­tual. “He’s the con­sum­mate pro,” Sissy gushes to Closer. “He’s light­ning in a bot­tle.” The only prob­lem for the film’s writer-di­rec­tor, David Low­ery, was to get Sissy to re­mem­ber she was cast as a widow who falls for For­rest Tucker, a bank rob­ber played by Robert. Says Sissy, “When we were do­ing our first scene to­gether, David came over to me and said, ‘This is For­rest Tucker, not Robert Red­ford. Play a lit­tle hard to get!’” Robert had such a good time on the film, he’s walk­ing back his pre­vi­ous com­ments that it might be his fi­nal film as an ac­tor. “That was a mis­take,” he says. “If I’m go­ing to re­tire, I’ll just slip away qui­etly.”

“I had al­ways wanted to work with him,” Sissy tells Closer of Robert. “He’s a gen­tle­man — al­ways pre­pared.”

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