Robert Redford

BirthDay:

18 Aug 1936

BirthPlace:

Santa Monica, California, USA

BirthName:

Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Bio:

Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for Standard Oil, who was originally from Connecticut. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Robert's mother died in 1955, the year after he graduated from high school. Robert was a scrappy kid who stole hubcaps in school and lost his college baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado because of drunkenness.

After leaving UoC, he spent some time drifting across America, spending a time working in the California oil fields. Having saved enough he moved to Europe studying art in Paris and Florence.Back in the States he decided on a career as a theatrical designer in New York. Enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Art he turned to acting making his stage debut in 'Tall Story'. In 1962 he was signed for the stage production of 'Barefoot in the Park' which was a smash hit but it wasn't until 5 years later when it was filmed that he became an important star.

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.

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 174 credits )

Old Man and the Gun (2018) Forrest Tucker
The Discovery (2017)
Our Souls at Night (2017) Louis Waters
Come Sunday (2017) Oral Roberts
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Himself
Pete's Dragon (2016) Grace's father
The Natural: The Best There Ever Was (2016) Roy Hobbs / Himself
Truth (2015) Dan Rather
A Walk in the Woods (2015) Bill Bryson
Celebrity Conversations (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
America: The Beautiful. (2015)  Narrator (8 episodes, 2015)
Journey to Sundance (2014) Himself
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Alexander Pierce
Nature Is Speaking (2014)  The Redwood (1 episode, 2014)
All Is Lost (2013) Our Man
Planet View (2013) Himself
The Company You Keep (2012) Jim Grant / Nick Sloan
Casting By (2012) Himself
Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West (2012) Narrator
Home & Family (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
A Fierce Green Fire (2012) Narrator
Buck (2011) Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Smash His Camera (2010) Himself
Sundance Directors Lab (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008) Narrator
Lions for Lambs (2007) Professor Stephen Malley
Banda sonora (2007)  Denys / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
The Unforeseen (2007) Himself
Charlotte's Web (2006) Ike the Horse (voice)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Johnny Hooker / Roy Hobbs / Denys George Finch Hatton (archive footage)
Edge of Outside (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Cosmic Collisions (2006) Narrator (voice)
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (2006)  Narrator (2 episodes, 2006)
Hollywood Science (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
An Unfinished Life (2005) Einar Gilkyson
Trudell (2005) Himself
20 to 1 (2005)  Johnny Hooker / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Sunday AM (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Iconoclasts (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
80s (2005)  Denys George Finch Hatton (archive footage) (1 episode
Mickybo and Me (2004) The Sundance Kid (archive footage)
Film Trix 2004 (2004) Himself
Sacred Planet (2004) Narrator (voice)
The Clearing (2004) Wayne Hayes
Tanner on Tanner (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Natural Heroes (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Al Franken Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Abby Singer (2003) Himself
A Decade Under the Influence (2003) Himself (archive footage)
Il était une fois... (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Sundance 20 (2002) Himself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore (2002)  Himself
Independent View (2002)  Himself
Spy Game (2001) Nathan D. Muir
The Last Castle (2001) Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin
Democracy Now! (2001)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Ray Martin Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) Himself (at Cannes) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ahora (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
New York in the 50's (2000) Himself
Na plovárne (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Horse Whisperer (1998) Tom Booker
Entangling Shadows (1998) Himself
Anthem (1997) Himself
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Leute heute (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Up Close & Personal (1996) Warren Justice
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
This Week (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Today Tonight (1995)  The Sundance Kid (1 episode, 2011)
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) Himself
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Bravo Profiles (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001)
Extra (1994)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Indecent Proposal (1993) John Gage
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
A River Runs Through It (1992) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Sneakers (1992) Martin 'Marty' Bishop
Incident at Oglala (1992) Narrator (voice)
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - regissör / ... (1 episode, 1998)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2013)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (1991) Himself
Havana (1990) Jack Weil
Moving Pictures (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Changing Steps (1989) Narrator (voice)
To Protect Mother Earth (1989) Narrator (voice)
Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven (1989) Narrator (voice)
The American Experience (1988)  Don Parritt / ... (2 episodes, 1988-2006)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1995-2004)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Legal Eagles (1986) Tom Logan
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Out of Africa (1985) Denys
American Masters (1985)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2008)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Natural (1984) Roy Hobbs
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
In the Research of Path of Life (1981) John Alexander
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brubaker (1980) Henry Brubaker
The Electric Horseman (1979) Sonny
20/20 (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
A Bridge Too Far (1977) Major Cook
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
All the President's Men (1976) Bob Woodward
Pressure and the Press: The Making of 'All the President's Men' (1976) Himself
Three Days of the Condor (1975) Joseph Turner
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) Waldo Pepper
Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain (1975) Narrator (voice)
The Great Gatsby (1974) Jay Gatsby
Nova (1974)  Narrator (1 episode, 1977)
Following the Tundra Wolf (1974) Narrator
The Sting (1973) Johnny Hooker
The Way We Were (1973) Hubbell
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Jeremiah Johnson
The Candidate (1972) Bill McKay
The Hot Rock (1972) Dortmunder
The Saga of Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970) Himself - Narrated by
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) Halsy Knox
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper
Downhill Racer (1969) David Chappellet
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) The Sundance Kid
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Barefoot in the Park (1967) Paul Bratter
This Property Is Condemned (1966) Owen Legate
The Chase (1966) Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
Inside Daisy Clover (1965) Wade Lewis / Lewis Wade
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965) Captain Hank Wilson
The American Sportsman (1965)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1975)
Aspekte (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Breaking Point (1963)  Roger Morton (1 episode, 1963)
War Hunt (1962) Pvt. Roy Loomis
The Virginian (1962)  Matthew Cordell (1 episode, 1963)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)  Chuck Marsden / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Dr. Kildare (1961)  Mark Hadley (1 episode, 1962)
The Defenders (1961)  Gary Degan (1 episode, 1964)
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961)  Nick Oakland (1 episode, 1963)
Whispering Smith (1961)  Johnny Gates (1 episode, 1961)
Alcoa Premiere (1961)  George Laurents (1 episode, 1962)
Bus Stop (1961)  Art Ellison (1 episode, 1961)
The Americans (1961)  George Harrod (1 episode, 1961)
The New Breed (1961)  Arthur Honniger - Hitchhiker (1 episode, 1961)
Tall Story (1960) Basketball Player (uncredited)
Route 66 (1960)  Janosh (1 episode, 1961)
Tate (1960)  John Torsett / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Moment of Fear (1960)  Stranger (1 episode, 1960)
Twilight Zone (1959)  Harold Beldon (1 episode, 1962)
The Untouchables (1959)  Jackson Emmit Parker (1 episode, 1963)
The Deputy (1959)  Burt Johnson (1 episode, 1960)
Play of the Week (1959)  Don Parritt / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Naked City (1958)  Baldwin Larne (1 episode, 1961)
Rescue 8 (1958)  Danny Tilford (1 episode, 1960)
Maverick (1957)  Jimmy Coleman (1 episode, 1960)
Perry Mason (1957)  Dick Hart (1 episode, 1960)
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Lieutenant Lott (1 episode, 1960)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)  Charlie Marx (1 episode, 1961)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)

Producer ( 34 credits )

Old Man and the Gun (2018) producer
Our Souls at Night (2017) producer
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (2016) executive producer
The Adderall Diaries (2015) executive producer
A Walk in the Woods (2015) producer
Cathedrals of Culture (2014) executive producer (1 episode, 2014)
Drunktown's Finest (2014) executive producer
Death Row Stories (2014) executive producer (5 episodes, 2014)
The Company You Keep (2012) producer
Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West (2012) executive producer
The Conspirator (2010) producer
Lions for Lambs (2007) producer
The Unforeseen (2007) executive producer
Iconoclasts (2005) executive producer (29 episodes, 2005-2012)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) executive producer
Love in the Time of Money (2002) executive producer
People I Know (2002) executive producer
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) producer
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000) executive producer
A Civil Action (1998) producer
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) executive producer
The Horse Whisperer (1998) producer
No Looking Back (1998) executive producer
Central Station (1998) producer
She's the One (1996) executive producer
Quiz Show (1994) producer
A River Runs Through It (1992) producer
Incident at Oglala (1992) executive producer
The Dark Wind (1991) executive producer
Some Girls (1988) executive producer
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) producer
Promised Land (1987) executive producer
The Solar Film (1980) executive producer
The Candidate (1972) executive producer (uncredited)

Director ( 10 credits )

Cathedrals of Culture (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
The Company You Keep (2012)
The Conspirator (2010)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Quiz Show (1994)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Ordinary People (1980)

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