Robert Redford: Hollywood Won't Put Me in Movies Anymore

Redford to Filmmakers: Hire Me!
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Sundance: It's the place where Hollywood lets its hair down. In the midst of non-stop parties and premieres, actors cut loose, open up, and reveal how they really feel about the entertainment industry.

Robert Redford, for one, is not too pleased. This week, the 74-year-old iconic actor and founder of the Sundance Film Festival lamented that no one asks him to be in movies anymore.

He told ABC News Now's "Popcorn With Peter Travers:" "I ask the question -- I say, 'Hey I'd like to be [in that movie]' and they say, 'Would you? You're kidding.' And I say 'No.'"

He added, "Something is happening over the years that makes a lot of people think that I don't do this anymore, when the truth is, it's what I enjoy most."

While there have been reports that Redford might reprise his role as Hubbell opposite Barbara Streisand's Katie in a remake of "The Way We Were," he dismissed the rumors, saying "maybe that's Barbara out there talking about it." Instead, Redford said he's focusing on stories that have yet to be told. He'll take on a major role in a Jackie Robinson bio-pic and star in a film adaptation of Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods," about a travel writer who attempts to walk The Appalachian Trail.

Redford led a slew of loquacious Sundance stars. Below, check out what else celebrities revealed to at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival:

Elizabeth Olsen (star of "Martha Macy May Marlene," "Silent House" and widely thought to be Sundance's 2011 "It Girl") on the difference between her and her older actress/entrepreneur sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley: "When I was seven or eight, I started doing musical theater that I have videos of, that are really awful, but I lived for doing that. I pretty much tried to do anything where I could perform. I was that one-in-the-family. As much as my sisters were always on set, I was the one performing. … My sisters are amazing businesswomen. They work their butts off. But all I ever wanted to do was act -- be an actor."

Elizabeth Olsen.

Actress/SPiN founder Susan Sarandon on ping pong, during a break between matches: "Oh, I'm sweating. It's a workout. If you play for more than five minutes, it's a workout. But I've still got a ways to go. Just because I have a paddle doesn't make me a master."

Paul Giamatti on his Golden Globe win for "Barney's Version" and general film success: "I was feeling good and I still feel good. But I was critical [of winning the award]. I don't get it, but I'm happy."

Giamatti (jokingly) on what he actually does at Sundance: "A lot of drugs. Lots of drugs. There's a ton of them out there. Drunk and flying all day long; I'm up and down, all day long."

"Office" actor/"Cedar Rapids" star Ed Helms on his first Sundance: "My first Sundance was actually pretty special. I was a senior in college and a huge film nerd. My buddy and I came to Sundance and we didn't have any money and we stayed in a Motel 6 at Park City and worked as parking attendants so we could sneak into movies. That buddy that I came here with was Mark Webb, who went on to direct "500 Days of Summer" and is directing the next "Spider-Man." That trip, with Mark, when we were 20 years old was formative. We just hurled ourselves into it with a real kind of reckless abandon."