Robert Redford


Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr., 18.08.1936)
Robert Redford is an actor and film director possibly best known for his role in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.

Robert Redford: Childhood
Robert Redford was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were Martha and Charles Robert Redford, Sr. who was a milkman then an accountant.
After moving to Van Nuys, California, he attended Van Nuys High School where he was more interested in art and sports than academic achievement.
He attended the University of Colorado and was part of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity before being asked to leave. He earned cash through bar work at The Sink.
He then went travelling around Europe before studying painting at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute and attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Robert Redford: Film career
Robert Redford made his TV debut in 1959 and among his first appearances were 'The Untouchables', 'The Americans', 'Whispering Smith', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Route 66', 'Dr. Kildare' and 'The Twilight Zone'.
He earned his first Emmy nomination for his appearance in 'The Voice of Charlie Pont' in 1962 and his TV career soon ended with one of his last performances being on ABC medical drama 'Breaking Point' in 1963.
He was also a Broadway actor with his biggest part being as Elizabeth Ashley's husband in Neil Simon's 'Barefoot in the Park' in 1963.
He made his film debut with 1962's 'War Hunt' alongside John Saxon.
In 1965, he joined Alec Guinness in comedy Situation 'Hopeless ... But Not Serious'. In the same year he won a Golden Globe for 'Inside Daisy Clover' opposite Natalie Wood who he also starred with in 'This Property Is Condemned' in 1966.
In 1966, he also appeared in Arthur Penn's 'The Chase' with Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando. He appeared with Fonda yet again in 1967's 'Barefoot in the Park' and 1979's 'The Electric Horseman'.
His major break as an actor came with George Roy Hill's 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' in 1969 opposite Paul Newman. The role won him a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 1972 he achieved massive success again as the lead role in the western 'Jeremiah Johnson' opposite Will Geer. That year's political comedy 'The Candidate' and 1973's period drama 'The Way We Were' also achieved great success and 1973's 'The Sting' earned him his first Oscar nomination.
The remainder of the seventies saw him star in 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Great Waldo Pepper', 'All the President's Men' and 'A Bridge Too Far' before he took to directing in 1980.
His directorial debut was with the multiple Oscar winning 'Ordinary People', for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.
In 1985, he starred opposite Meryl Streep in Sydney Pollack's 'Out of Africa' which also won many Oscars.
His third directing stint was with 'A River Runs Through It' in 1992 which brought Brad Pitt into prominence as an actor.
One of Redford's most popular roles was a millionaire who used bribery to test people in 'Indecent Proposal'.
In 2001, he teamed up with Brad Pitt once again for 'Spy Game'.
Redford produced the Che Guevera biopic 'The Motorcycle Diaries' in 2004.
Redford has received numerous honours for his film ventures including an Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a French Knighthood known as the Légion d'honneur.

Robert Redford: Other career ventures
Robert Redford founded the popular independent film event, the Sundance Film Festival.
He also founded the Sundance Institute, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance Catalog and the Sundance Channel which are all situated in Park City, Utah near a ski area on Mount Timpanogos which he bought and renamed Sundance.

Robert Redford: Personal life
Robert Redford married Lola Van Wagenen in 1958 and had four children: Scott Anthony, David James, Shauna and Amy. Their first child died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1959. They divorced in 1985.
In 2009, he married Sibylle Szaggars who he had lived with since the nineties.
His political affiliations are noted as liberal and he is a strong environmentalist; a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. However, he has openly criticised Barack Obama for failing to act on his promises of environment improvement.

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gati's picture


i think robert redford is one of hollywoods best hope of having a celebrity who's got more interesting things to say to the outside world than who he's dating or where he ate his last meal or how he's counselling his pregnant wife.The guys got more credibility than the oil than all the mddle east boasts off !!So listen to him !!

8 years 8 months ago
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Oaktown Charlie

Little Robert should stick to what he does best - acting. His political insight is about as intelligent as Kato Kallen.

9 years 7 months ago
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Robert Redford is a muli-talented man whoworked very hard to reach the top and stay there as he has.No one gave him anything..He's intitled to his opions on politics if you agree with him or not..and I don't always...He's a warm down to earth guy with a great sense of humor...and thats all I have to say about Bob the Icon..

8 years 11 months ago
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dear MR Redford, i'm so pleasd for all the greatness you have given to so many people including me. You have been a great insperation and i wish for you all the hapinesse in the world.Congratulation on your plans of mariage . all my best victoria elisabeth

6 years 10 months ago
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People aren't going to the movies because most of them today are trash, as are most of today's "stars". Robert Redford has nothing to apologize for. He has strong opinions about things that matter and does good things with his money, as does Paul Newman. Yes, Bubba Bush is a liar and an idiot at that. Clinton's problem was not being able to stay zipped, but at least he didn't start a war "to get the man who tried to kill my Daddy".

9 years 7 months ago
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There is a new Facbook page called ROBERT REDFORD TODAY which Celebrates him in his very busy golden years, as both actor and director; his dedicated environmental work through the Redford Centre and NRDC; his generous support of the arts and new filmmakers through his Sundance Institute; for his current films and documentaries; and most of all for believing that if you can, then you SHOULD!

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Robert Redford plays a role and now he's an expert in government affairs. What an idiot! Hey redford - you're a has-been, aging actor - not a social commentator. Celebrities always think they know something just because they acted out a role. Most actors/actresses are dumber than doorknobs - and redford is no exception.

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raquel wheatley

I have been a fan of Robert Redford for more years than I care to mention. I have a poster of him that has been hanging on a door in my flat for 18yrs and think it is time Robert came in person. My Mother who is now deceased was a distant blood relation and cousin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the Chilean side of the family (where I was born) which makes me a blood relation of that great US President. Which I think is quite interesting considering what I know of the political values of Robert Redford.

6 years 3 months ago
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hey JudyGL: You're a stupid ass bitch. And you're a stupid ass bitch, because Clinton BOMBED and attacked Bosnia, with NO provocation. They NEVER attacked us. DId you conveniently forget that, you dumb liberal c**t?

7 years 2 months ago
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Kamloops again, setting the stage for travel by air to a new land of man, scribes and song to dance. Around the merry go round we go, from Hoboken to Broadway, a carousel of to and fro, I shall show, my scribbles are worthy for a beer and a cheer. Is it Miller time? Art is corney at times don't you think?Kind regards,Brian Slater, Canada.

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