David Lowery’s Top 5 Robert Redford Films (plus one more, ranked)

David Lowery has directed Robert Redford in two films: Pete’s Dragon, and his new feature The Old Man & the Gun, reported as being Redford’s last-ever acting role. (Time will tell.) We asked Lowery to rank his five favorite Redford films out of the 50+ features the actor has starred in. He gave us six—read the notes to see why (and read our longer Q&A with David Lowery here, with thanks to the Big Screen Symposium and Script to Screen).

On his working relationship with Redford, Lowery told us: “I got to know him more as a director than as an actor at first, because I saw A River Runs Through It and Quiz Show. It was only later that I…

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  • Downhill Racer


  • Jeremiah Johnson


  • The Chase


  • The Candidate


  • The Horse Whisperer


  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid