The New York Times and The Washington Post are already gushing about the coming Robert Redford film "All Is Lost," in which he barely speaks as he struggles by himself to survive at sea.
But Post film critic Ann Hornaday takes the gush in another direction. She's fantasizing about him in print, because at 77, the old man has "still got it," sexually speaking:
There are moments while talking with Robert Redford when you can see that 1970s sex symbol peeking through from a weathered 77-year-old face — starting when he rises from a couch in a New York publicist’s office, looking amazingly fit in jeans, white T-shirt and cordovan cowboy boots. Settling in for a brief interview, one’s tempted to lean across the coffee table and tuck back a lock of his thick, only slightly graying hair, just like Barbra Streisand did in “The Way We Were.” This smile is still straight out of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The voice as seductive as it was in “All the President’s Men” or “Three Days of the Condor.”
In case it isn’t obvious, in other words, Redford’s still got it.