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Robert Redford talks Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In issue 208 of Total Film magazine, we celebrate iconic movie rebels, so it’s only fitting that we chat to Robert Redford for The Total Film Interview .

After building a name as one of the ‘70s most bankable movie stars, Redford helped found the Sundance Film Festival, which revolutionised the landscape of indie filmmaking.

Inside the issue (which is available for the hard-to-resist price of £1.99 on your iPad (opens in new tab) ), we chat to the genuine legend about his lengthy career, from superstar actor to Oscar-winning director. But, here’s a snippet of what he had to say about joining the superhero universe in Marvel’s upcoming 2014 sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier :

“I’ve always liked all kinds of pitches. [ Laughs ] Curveball, fastball, slowball… But it’s very simple: I’m only doing it because it’s different. It’s not a major part," Redford told us.

“I have other films that I’m going to be doing now too, like A Walk In The Woods [ an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir, in which Redford will play the author for director Richard Linklater ]. That’ll be Nick Nolte and I as two older guys trying to hike the Appalachian Trail and everything goes wrong. It’s a comedy, and I want to do a comedy. This was just a step along the way. I said, ‘This could be interesting and fun.’”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in the UK on 4 April 2014.

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