If “The Old Man & the Gun” is truly to be Robert Redford’s last big screen performance, the 82-year-old actor is going out on a high note. The story of a restless, aging gentleman bank robber, David Lowery’s warm and poignant new film is a lovely tribute to a legendary career. Not only does it allow Redford the chance to channel the easygoing charm that made him into a star, but it also recalls the actor’s long history of headlining star vehicles that were propped up by unforgettable titles (e.g. “Little Fauss and Big Halsy,” “Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here,” “The Great Waldo Pepper”) and evocative poster designs; that might sound like icing on the cake, but looking back on the actor’s body of work makes it easy to appreciate how a charimatic man became a generational icon.
Scroll through this comprehensive overview of Redford’s career in movie posters, and it becomes even clearer that we’re saying goodbye to one of the greats.