38 Facts About Robert Redford

1. Robert Redford is the first quote on the back cover of Donald Trump's book Crippled America, saying of Trump's candidacy, "I'm glad he's in there, being the way he is.

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2. Robert Redford endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

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3. Robert Redford is an avid environmentalist and is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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4. Robert Redford supported Gary Herbert, another Republican and a friend, in Herbert's successful 2004 campaign to be elected Utah's Lieutenant Governor.

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5. Robert Redford has supported Republicans, including Brent Cornell Morris in his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for Utah's 3rd congressional district in 1990.

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6. Robert Redford has supported advocacy groups, such as the Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America.

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7. In 1995, Robert Redford signed a deal with Showtime to start a 24-hour cable television channel devoted to airing independent films.

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8. Robert Redford founded: the Sundance Institute, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance Catalog, and the Sundance Channel, all in and around Park City, Utah, 30 miles north of the Sundance ski area.

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9. Robert Redford owned a restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in the former mining town of Park City, until its closure in May 2017.

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10. On May 24, 2015, Robert Redford delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

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11. Robert Redford was a 2010 recipient of the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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12. Robert Redford received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Brown University at the 240th Commencement exercises on May 25, 2008.

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13. Robert Redford attended the University of Colorado in the 1950s and received an honorary degree in 1988.

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14. In 2010, Robert Redford released The Conspirator, a period drama revolving around the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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15. Robert Redford had long harbored ambitions to work on both sides of the camera.

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16. Robert Redford was a co-producer and, with Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte, costar of the 2015 Broad Green Pictures film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson's book of the same name.

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17. In 2012, Robert Redford directed and starred in The Company You Keep, about a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

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18. Robert Redford appeared in the 2011 documentary Buck, where he discussed his experiences with title subject Buck Brannaman during the production of The Horse Whisperer.

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19. Robert Redford stepped back into producing with The Motorcycle Diaries, a coming-of-age road film about a young medical student, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and his friend Alberto Granado.

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20. Robert Redford appeared as a disgraced Army general sent to prison in the prison drama The Last Castle, directed by Rod Lurie.

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21. Robert Redford continued work in films with political context, such as Havana, playing Jack Weil, a professional gambler in 1959 Cuba during the Revolution, as well as Sneakers (1992), in which he co-starred with River Phoenix among others.

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22. In 1993, Robert Redford played what became one of his most popular and recognized roles, starring in Indecent Proposal as a millionaire businessman who tests a couple's morals; the film became one of the year's biggest hits.

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23. Robert Redford continued as a major star throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

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24. Robert Redford continued his involvement in mainstream Hollywood movies, though with a newfound focus on directing.

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25. Robert Redford appeared in a segment of the war film A Bridge Too Far before starring in the prison drama Brubaker (1980), playing a prison warden attempting to reform the system, and the baseball drama The Natural (1984).

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26. Robert Redford suffered through a few films that did not achieve box office success during this time, including Downhill Racer; Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here; Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), and The Hot Rock (1972).

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27. Robert Redford was cast alongside screen legend Alec Guinness in the war comedy Situation Hopeless.

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28. Robert Redford made his screen debut in Tall Story in a minor role.

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29. In 1960, Robert Redford was cast as Danny Tilford, a mentally disturbed young man trapped in the wreckage of his family garage, in "Breakdown", one of the last episodes of the syndicated adventure series, Rescue 8, starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries.

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30. Robert Redford hit tennis balls with Pancho Gonzales at the Los Angeles Tennis Club to warm him up.

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31. Robert Redford has a stepbrother, William, from his father's remarriage.

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32. In 2016, Robert Redford was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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33. Robert Redford went on to receive Best Director and Best Picture nominations in 1995 for Quiz Show.

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34. Robert Redford starred in Out of Africa, which was an enormous critical and box office success, and won seven Oscars including Best Picture.

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35. Robert Redford had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson, and in 1973 he had the greatest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

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36. Robert Redford starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which was a huge success and made him a major star.

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37. Robert Redford earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont.

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38. Robert Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

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