73 Facts About Robert Redford


Robert Redford is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award from four nominations, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B DeMille Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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


Robert Redford starred with Natalie Wood in Inside Daisy Clover which won him a Golden Globe for the best new star.


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


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, a reunion with Paul Newman, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award; that same year, he starred opposite Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were.


Robert Redford continued acting and starred in Brubaker, as well as playing the male lead in Out of Africa, which was an enormous box office success and won seven Oscars including Best Picture.


Robert Redford released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992.


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


Robert Redford is one of the founders of the Sundance Film Festival.


Robert Redford has a half brother, William, from his father's first marriage.


Robert Redford's family lived in Van Nuys while his father worked in El Segundo.


Robert Redford attended Van Nuys High School, where he was classmates with baseball pitcher Don Drysdale.


Robert Redford has described himself as having been a "bad" student, finding inspiration outside the classroom, and being interested in art and sports.


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


Robert Redford went on to travel in Europe, living in France, Spain, and Italy.


Robert Redford later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.


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.


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


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


In 1962 Robert Redford got his second film role in War Hunt, and was after casting alongside screen legend Alec Guinness in the war comedy Situation Hopeless.


Fonda and Robert Redford were paired again in the popular big-screen version of Barefoot in the Park and were again co-stars many years later in Pollack's The Electric Horseman, followed 38 years later with a Netflix feature, Our Souls at Night.


Robert Redford found the niche he was looking for in George Roy Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, scripted by William Goldman, in which he was paired for the first time with Paul Newman.


In 1974 Robert Redford became the first performer since Bing Crosby in 1946 to have three films in a year's top ten grossing titles.


In 1975, Robert Redford's hit movies included 1920s aviation drama, The Great Waldo Pepper, and the spy thriller Three Days of the Condor, alongside Faye Dunaway, which finished at Nos.


In 1975,1977 and 1978, Robert Redford won the Golden Globe for Favorite World Film Star, a popularity-based award that is no longer awarded.


All the President's Men, in which Robert Redford and Hoffman play Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, was a landmark film for Robert Redford.


In 1977, Robert Redford appeared in a segment of the war film A Bridge Too Far.


Streep was nominated for Best Actress but Robert Redford did not receive a nomination.


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


Robert Redford released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992, which was a return to mainstream success for Redford as a director and brought a young Brad Pitt to greater prominence.


Robert Redford continued work in films with political contexts, such as Havana, playing Jack Weil, a professional gambler in 1959 Cuba during the Revolution, as well as Sneakers, in which he co-starred with River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier, his first teaming with the latter.


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


Robert Redford, a leading environmental activist, narrated the IMAX documentary Sacred Planet, a sweeping journey across the globe to some of its most exotic and endangered places.


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.


Meanwhile, Robert Redford returned to familiar territory when he reteamed with Meryl Streep 22 years after they starred in Out of Africa, for his personal project Lions for Lambs, which starred Tom Cruise.


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


In 2012, Robert Redford directed The Company You Keep, in which he starred as a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run after a journalist discovers his identity.


Robert Redford received acclaim for his performance in the film, in which he is its only cast member and there is almost no dialogue.


Robert Redford was nominated for a Golden Globe, his first Best Actor nomination for a Golden Globe, and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, his first time winning an acting honour from that group.


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.


Robert Redford had optioned the film rights for the book from Bryson after reading it more than a decade earlier, with the intent of costarring in it with Paul Newman, but had shelved the project after Newman's death.


Robert Redford starred in The Discovery and Our Souls at Night, both released on Netflix streaming in 2017.


The latter film, which was produced by Robert Redford, reunited him with co-star Jane Fonda for the fourth time and garnered positive reviews.


Robert Redford briefly reprised his role as Alexander Pierce for a cameo appearance in Avengers: Endgame, filmed in 2017 prior to the completion of the former film.


In 1976, Robert Redford published The Outlaw Trail: A Journey Through Time.


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


Robert Redford was credited with obtaining a powerful dramatic performance from Mary Tyler Moore, as well as superb work from Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.


Robert Redford did not direct again until The Milagro Beanfield War, a well-crafted, though not commercially successful, screen version of John Nichols's acclaimed novel of the Southwest.


Robert Redford directed Matt Damon and Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance.


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


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


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


On October 14,2010, Robert Redford was appointed chevalier of the Legion d'honneur by President Nicolas Sarkozy.


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


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


On February 22,2019, Robert Redford received the Honorary Cesar at the 44th Cesar Awards in Paris.


Robert Redford renamed it "Sundance" after his Sundance Kid character.


Robert Redford went on to found the Sundance Film Festival, which became the country's largest festival for independent films.


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


Robert Redford owned a Park City restaurant, Zoom, that closed in May 2017.


Robert Redford is the president and co-founder of Sundance Productions, with Laura Michalchyshyn.


Since founding the nonprofit Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah, in 1981, Robert Redford has been deeply involved with independent film.


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


Shauna Robert Redford is a painter and married to journalist Eric Schlosser.


James Robert Redford was a writer and producer, while Amy Robert Redford is an actress, director, and producer.


In July 2009, Redford married his longtime partner, Sibylle Szaggars, at the Louis C Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany.


Robert Redford had moved in with Redford in the 1990s and shared his home in Sundance, Utah.


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


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.


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


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


Robert Redford has criticized the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.


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