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Robert Redford On Aging, Curiosity And 'A Walk In The Woods'

Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." The movie comes out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)
Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." The movie comes out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

Robert Redford may be 79, but the actor, director and environmental activist isn’t slowing down. His new film “A Walk in the Woods” opens in theaters tomorrow. The movie is based on Bill Bryson’s memoir about attempting to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Redford tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that although he and co-star Nick Nolte didn’t hike the trail, “it felt like we did because we would hike sections going uphill – and because it’s film, you do one take and you’d go back and do it again, then you do it again. After six, seven, eight takes, you’re really pooped.”


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  • Robert Redford, actor, film director, environmental activist and a founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received Academy Awards for Best Directing (Ordinary People, 1981) and Lifetime Achievement (2002).

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