Robert Redford Biography

Birthday: 1936-08-18
Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, and Martha Hart. His mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school. Charles Robert Redford Jr. was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in high school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness. After studying at the Pratt Institute of Art and living the painter's life in Europe, he studied acting in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Lola Van Wagenen (consumer activist), born in 1940, dropped out of college to marry Redford on September 12, 1958. They divorced in 1985 after having four children, one of whom died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Daughter Shauna Redford, born November 15, 1960, is a painter who married Eric Schlosser on October 5, 1985, in Provo, UT. Her first child, born in January 1991, made Redford a grandfather. Son James Redford (aka Jamie Redford), a screenwriter, was born May 5, 1962. Daughter Amy Redford, an actress; was born October 22, 1970. Redford also has a brother named William. Television and stage experience coupled with all-American good looks led to movies and television roles. His breakthrough role was "The Sundance Kid" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), when the actor was 32. The Way We Were (1973) and The Sting (1973), both in 1973, made Redford the number one box office star for the next three years. Redford used his clout to advance environmental causes and his riches to acquire Utah property, which he transformed into a ranch and the Sundance ski resort. In 1980, he established the Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers. Its annual film festival has become one of the world's most influential. Redford's directorial debut, Ordinary People (1980), won him the Academy Award as Best Director in 1981. He waited eight years before getting behind the camera again, this time for the screen version of John Nichols' acclaimed novel of the Southwest, The Milagro Beanfield War (1988). He scored with critics and fans in 1992 with the Brad Pitt film A River Runs Through It (1992), and again, in 1994, with Quiz Show (1994), which earned him yet another Best Director nomination.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Barefoot In The Park Paul Bratter 1967 Comedy
Spy Game Nathan D. Muir 2001 Action
Iconoclasts 2012
The Castle Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
War Hunt 1962
Inside Daisy Clover Wade Lewis 1966 Drama, Music, Romance
This Property is Condemned Owen Legate 1966 Drama, Romance
Barefoot in the Park Paul Bratter 1967 Comedy, Romance
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid The Sundance Kid 1969 Comedy, 0, 0, Fantasy
Downhill Racer 1969
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 Drama
Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 Drama
Jeremiah Johnson Jeremiah Johnson 1972 Fantasy, 0
The Hot Rock Dortmunder 1972 Action, Comedy, Crime
The Way We Were 1973 0
The Sting Johnny Hooker 1974 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Great Waldo Pepper Waldo Pepper 1975 Adventure, Drama
Three Days of the Condor Joseph Turner 1975 Drama, Mystery, Romance
All the President's Men Bob Woodward 1976
The Electric Horseman Norman 'Sonny' Steele 1979 Comedy, Drama
Brubaker Henry Brubaker 1980 0
The Natural Roy Hobbs 1984
Out of Africa 1985 Adventure, Drama
Legal Eagles Tom Logan 1986 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Havana Jack Weil 1990
Sneakers Martin 'Marty' Bishop 1992 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Indecent Proposal John Gage 1993 Biography
Up Close & Personal Warren Justice 1996
The Horse Whisperer Tom Booker 1998 Drama, Romance
Spy Game Nathan D. Muir 2001 0, Comedy
The Last Castle Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin 2001 Action, Drama, Thriller
Up! Close and Personal Warren Justice 2003
Sacred Planet 2004
The Clearing Wayne Hayes 2004 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An Unfinished Life Einar Gilkyson 2005
Trudell 2005
Lions for Lambs Professor Stephen Malley 2007 0, 0, 0, Game Show
The Company You Keep Jim Grant / Nick Sloan 2012 Drama, Thriller
The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby 2013 Biography
All Is Lost Our Man 2013 Action
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Alexander Pierce 2014 0
A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson 2014 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Truth Dan Rather 2015 Biography, Drama
The Candidate Bill McKay 2016
Pete's Dragon Grace's father 2016 Adventure, Family