Robert Redford Biography, Age, Net worth, Family, Movies, Tv Shows, Actor, Businessman

Robert Redford Biography

Robert Redford is a retired American actor, director, producer, and businessman born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, U.S. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

Robert Redford Age

Robert Redford was born on August 18, 1936 (he is 82 years old as of 2018)

Robert Redford Height/Weight

Robert Redford stands at height of 1.79 m (he has a weight of 77 kg)

Robert Redford Net worth

Robert Redford has an estimated net worth of $170 million.

Robert Redford Family

Robert Redford was born to Martha Hart (mother) and Charles Robert Redford (father). His grandparents are Salie Pate Green (grandmother), Lena Taylor (grandmother) and Archibald Hart (grandfather) and Charles Elijah Robert (grandfather). He has four grandchildren children Dylan Redford (grandson), Lena Redford (granddaughter), Conor Schlosser (grandson) and Mica Schlosser (granddaughter).
He has a stepbrother called William Redford. His paternal great-great-grandfather, who was a Scottish Presbyterian Elisha Redford, married Irish-Catholic Mary Ann McCreery in Manchester Cathedral; they emigrated to New York in 1849, immediately settling in Stonington, Connecticut. They had a son named Charles, the first in line to have been given the name.

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Robert Redford Wife

Robert Redford married Lola Van Wagenen from 1958 to 1985 and they divorced. He later got to an affair with Sibylle Szaggars, and they were married at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany on July 2009.

Robert Redford Children

Robert Redford has four children Amy Redford (daughter), Shauna Redford (daughter), James Redford (son) and Scott Anthony Redford (son) died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 2½ months and was buried at Provo City Cemetery in Provo, Utah. Shauna Redford (daughter), is a painter and married to journalist Eric Schlosser. Jamie Redford is a writer and producer, while Amy Redford is an actress, director, and producer.

Robert Redford Education

Robert Redford attended Van Nuys High School, where he played baseball with his classmate’s pitcher Don Drysdale. After his graduation in 1954 from high school, he joined the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado for a one year and a half, where he was serving as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Robert Redford Actor

Robert Redford started acting while he was still in high school. He, therefore, began acting on television in the 1950s, including his appearance on the “Twilight Zone” on January 5, 1962. Which made him to be awarded an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962). His greatest Broadway success was the stuffy newlywed husband of co-star Elizabeth Ashley’s character in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park (1963).
In 1962, he made his film debut in War Hunt. Including his role in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) won him a Golden Globe for best new star. He starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), which was a huge success and made him a major star. He had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson (1972), 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.
He made his first screen debut in a Tall Story (1960) with a minor role. The film’s stars were Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda (her debut), and Ray Walston. After his Broadway success, he was cast in larger feature roles in movies. In 1962 Redford got his second film role in War Hunt and was soon after casting alongside screen legend Alec Guinness in the war comedy Situation Hopeless … But Not Serious, in which he played a soldier who spends years of his life hiding behind enemy lines.
He won the Golden Globe as the best new star, he has played a bisexual movie star who marries starlet Natalie Wood, and rejoined her along with Charles Bronson for Pollack’s This Property Is Condemned (1966)—again, as her lover, though this time in a film which achieved even greater success. The same year saw his first teaming (on equal footing) with Jane Fonda, in Arthur Penn’s The Chase. This film marked the only time Redford would star with Marlon Brando. Fonda and Redford have paired again in the popular big-screen version of Barefoot in the Park (1967) and were again co-stars much later in Pollack’s The Electric Horseman (1979), followed 38 years later with a Netflix feature, Our Souls at Night.
He suffered through a few films that did not achieve box office success during this time, including Downhill Racer (1969); Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969); Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), and The Hot Rock (1972). But his overall career was flourishing with the critical and box office hit Jeremiah Johnson (1972); the political satire The Candidate (1972); the hugely popular period drama The Way We Were (1973); and the biggest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting (1973), which became one of the top 20 highest-grossing movies of all time when adjusted for inflation and for which he was also nominated for an Oscar.
Between 1974 and 1976, the exhibitors voted for him in the Hollywood’s top box-office name. His hits included The Great Gatsby (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), and Three Days of the Condor (1975). The popular and acclaimed All the President’s Men (1976), directed by Alan J. Pakula and scripted once again by Goldman, was a landmark film for Redford. Not only was he the executive producer and co-star, but the film’s serious subject matter—the Watergate scandal—and its attempt to create a realistic portrayal of journalism, also reflected the actor’s offscreen concerns for political causes.
He also appeared in a segment of the war film A Bridge Too Far (1977) before starring in the prison drama Brubaker (1980), playing a prison warden attempting to reform the system, and the baseball drama The Natural (1984). He also continued with his involvement in the mainstream Hollywood movies, though with a newfound focus on directing. The first film he directed, Ordinary People, which followed the disintegration of an upper-class American family after the death of a son, was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars, including Best Director for Redford himself, and Best Picture. His follow-up directorial project, The Milagro Beanfield War (1987), failed to generate the same level of attention.
Sydney Pollack’s Out of Africa (1985), with Redford in the male lead role opposite Meryl Streep, became an enormous box office success, won a Golden Globe for Best Picture, and won seven Oscars including Best Picture. It proved to be Redford’s biggest success of the decade and Redford and Pollack’s most successful of their six movies together. His next film, Legal Eagles (1986), was only a minor success at the box office. He continued as a major star throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He 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.
In 1993, he played the films of 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. He co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the newsroom romance Up Close & Personal (1996), and with Kristin Scott Thomas and a young Scarlett Johansson in The Horse Whisperer (1998), which he also directed. He also continued to work in the films with political contexts, such as Havana (1990), 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.
He appeared as a disgraced Army general sent to prison in the prison drama The Last Castle (2001), directed by Rod Lurie. In the same year, Redford reteamed with Brad Pitt for Spy Game, another success for the pair but with Redford switching this time from director to actor. During that time, he planned to direct and star in a sequel of The Candidate [26] but the project never happened. His, a leading environmental activist, narrated the IMAX documentary Sacred Planet (2004), a sweeping journey across the globe to some of its most exotic and endangered places. In The Clearing (2004), a thriller co-starring Helen Mirren, Redford was a successful businessman whose kidnapping unearths the secrets and inadequacies that led to his achieving the American Dream.
He, therefore, stepped back into producing with The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), a coming-of-age road film about a young medical student, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and his friend Alberto Granado. It also explored the political and social issues of South America that influenced Guevara and shaped his future. With five years spent on the film’s making, Redford was credited by director Walter Salles for being instrumental in getting it made and released. Back in front of the camera, he received good notices for his role in director Lasse Hallstrom’s An Unfinished Life (2005) as a cantankerous rancher who is forced to take in his estranged daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez)—whom he blames for his son’s death—and the granddaughter he never knew he had when they fled an abusive relationship.
The film, which sat on the shelf for many months while its distributor Miramax was restructured, was generally dismissed as clichéd and overly sentimental. Meanwhile, 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 (2007), which also starred fellow superstar Tom Cruise. After a great deal of hype, the film opened to mixed reviews and disappointing box office. He 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, 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. In 2013, he starred in All Is Lost, directed by J.C.
He received very high acclaim for his performance in the film, in which he is its only cast member and there is almost no dialogue. Redford was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. In April 2014, Redford appeared in the Marvel Studios superhero film Captain America: The Winter Soldier playing Alexander Pierce, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and leader of the Hydra cell operating the Triskelion. He also a co-producer, with Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte, costar in the 2015 Broad Green Pictures film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson’s book of the same name. 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.
The same year, he played news anchor Dan Rather in James Vanderbilt’s Truth alongside Cate Blanchett. In 2016, he took the supporting role of Mr. Meacham in the Disney remake Pete’s Dragon. He has starred in The Discovery and Our Souls at Night, both released on Netflix streaming in 2017. The latter film, which was also produced by Redford, reunited him with co-star Jane Fonda for the fourth time and garnered positive reviews.

Robert Redford Businessman

Robert Redford began as a director with Ordinary People (1980), which was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars including Best Picture and the Academy Award for Best Director for Redford. He continued acting and starred in Brubaker (1980), as well as playing the male lead in Out of Africa (1985), which was an enormous box office success and won seven Oscars including Best Picture. He released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992.
He went on to receive Best Director and Best Picture nominations in 1995 for Quiz Show. He received a second Academy Award—for Lifetime Achievement—in 2002. In 2010, he was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. He has won BAFTA, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. In April 2014, The Time magazine included him in their annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”, declaring him the “Godfather of Indie Film”. In 2016, Redford was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Robert Redford Political activity

Robert Redford supports environmentalism, Native American rights, LGBT rights, and the arts. He has also supported advocacy groups, such as the Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America. He, therefore, supports the Republicans, including Brent Cornell Morris in his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for Utah’s 3rd congressional district in 1990. He also supported Gary Herbert, another Republican and a friend, in Herbert’s successful 2004 campaign to be elected Utah’s Lieutenant Governor. Herbert later became Governor of Utah. He is also an avid environmentalist and a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
He endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012. His first quote on the back cover of Donald Trump’s book Crippled America (2015), saying of Trump’s candidacy, “I’m glad he’s in there, being the way he is.” But Redford’s comment was intended to be sarcastic, as the rest of the comment follows, “He’s got such a big foot in his mouth I’m not sure you could get it out.” He is opposed to the TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone Pipeline. In 2013, he was identified by its CEO, Russ Girling, for leading the anti-pipeline protest movement.
In April 2014, He and Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley announced that the college will divest fossil fuel stocks from its endowment; at the time, it was the higher education institution with the largest endowment in the US to make this commitment. The press conference was held at the LA Press Club. In November 2012, Pitzer launched the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College. The Redford Conservancy educates the next generation of students to create solutions for the most challenging and urgent sustainability problems.

Robert Redford Sundance Institute

Robert Redford bought an entire ski area on the east side of Mount Timpanogos northeast of Provo, Utah, called “Timp Haven”, which was renamed “Sundance”. His Portions of the movie Jeremiah Johnson (1972), which is one of his favorites and and they heavily influenced him, which they shot near the ski area.
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival caters for the independent filmmakers in the United States where he received recognition from the industry as a place to open films. In 2008, Sundance exhibited 125 feature-length films from 34 countries, with more than 50,000 attendees. The name Sundance comes from his Sundance Kid character. He also owns a restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in the former mining town of Park City, until its closure in May 2017.
Sundance Channel
He then founded: the Sundance Institute, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance Catalog, and the Sundance Channel, all in and around Park City, Utah, 30 miles (48 km) north of the Sundance ski area.
Wildwood Enterprises, Inc.
He is also the Owner of Wildwood Enterprises, Inc., with Bill Holderman, Producer, with the following film credits: Lions for Lambs; Quiz Show; A River Runs Through It; Ordinary People; The Horse Whisperer; The Legend of Bagger Vance; The Slums of Beverly Hills; The Motorcycle Diaries; and The Conspirator. Wildwood Enterprises, Inc./South Fork Pictures is located at 1101 Montana Avenue, Suite E, Santa Monica, CA 90403, Phone: 310-395-5155., and also in Utah.
Sundance Productions
He is the President and co-Founder of Sundance Productions, with Laura Michalchyshyn. Most recently, Sundance Productions produced Chicagoland (CNN), Cathedrals of Culture (Berlin Film Festival), The March (PBS) and Emmy Nominee All The President’s Men Revisited (Discovery), Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, and To Russia With Love on Epix.
Independent films
He has been deeply involved within the independent film, and through its various workshop programs and popular film festival, Sundance has provided much-needed support for independent filmmakers. In 1995, he signed a deal with Showtime to start a 24-hour cable television channel devoted to airing independent films. The Sundance Channel premiered on February 29, 1996.

Robert Redford Director

Robert Redford had long harbored ambitions to work on both sides of the camera. As early as 1969, Redford had served as the executive producer for Downhill Racer. His first film as director was 1980’s Best Picture winner Ordinary People, a drama about the slow disintegration of an upper-middle class family, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. He was credited with obtaining a powerful dramatic performance from Mary Tyler Moore, as well as superb work from Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton, who also won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
He did not direct again until The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), a well-crafted, though not commercially successful, the screen version of John Nichols’ acclaimed novel of the Southwest. The Milagro Beanfield War is the story of the people of Milagro, New Mexico (based on the real town of Truchas in northern New Mexico), overcoming big developers who set about to ruin their community and force them out because of tax increases. Other directorial projects have included the period drama A River Runs Through It (1992), based on Norman Maclean’s novella, and the exposé Quiz Show (1994), about the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s.
He worked in the latter film, and from the screenplay by Paul Attanasio with noted cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and a strong cast that featured Paul Scofield, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, and Ralph Fiennes. Redford handpicked Morrow for his part in the film (Morrow’s only high-profile feature film role to date), because he liked his work on Northern Exposure. Redford also directed Matt Damon and Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000). In 2010, he released The Conspirator, through a period drama revolving around the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Despite a subject matter of personal interest to Redford, the film received mixed reviews and proved to be a flop at the box office. In 2012, he directed the political thriller The Company You Keep starring himself, Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie.

Robert Redford Awards

  • In 1995, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bard College.
  • In 1996, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
  • In December 2005, he received the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • In 2008, he was awarded The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the richest prizes in the arts, given annually to “a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”
  • On October 14, 2010, he was appointed Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.
  • On November 22, 2016, President Barack Obama honored him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • School of Dramatic Arts announced the first annual Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists in 2009.

Robert Redford Retirement

He retired from acting after completing the film The Old Man & the Gun, which was released in October 2018. In August 2018, he announced his retirement from acting after completion of The Old Man & the Gun, which was released in September 2018, and for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Robert Redford Movies

Year

Title

Role

Director

2018

The Old Man & the Gun

Forrest Tucker

David Lowery

2017

The Discovery

Thomas Harbor

Charlie McDowell

2017

Our Souls at Night

Louis Waters

Ritesh Batra

2016

Pete’s Dragon

Mr. Meacham

David Lowery

2015

A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson

Ken Kwapis

2015

Truth

Dan Rather

James Vanderbilt

2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Alexander Pierce

Anthony and Joe Russo

2013

All Is Lost

Our Man

J.C. Chandor

2012

The Company You Keep

Jim Grant / Nick Sloan

Himself

2007

Lions for Lambs

Dr. Stephen Malley

Himself

2006

Charlotte’s Web

Ike the Horse (voice)

Gary Winick

2005

An Unfinished Life

Einar Gilkyson

Lasse Hallström

2004

The Clearing

Wayne Hayes

Pieter Jan Brugge

2001

The Last Castle

Lieutenant General Eugene Irwin

Rod Lurie

2001

Spy Game

Nathan D. Muir

Tony Scott

1998

The Horse Whisperer

Tom Booker

Himself

1996

Up Close & Personal

Warren Justice

Jon Avnet

1993

Indecent Proposal

John Gage

Adrian Lyne

1993

La Classe américaine

Steven

Michel Hazanavicius & Dominique Mézerette

1992

Sneakers

Martin “Marty” Bishop

Phil Alden Robinson

1992

Incident at Oglala

Narrator

Michael Apted

1990

Havana

Jack Weil

Sydney Pollack

1986

Legal Eagles

Tom Logan

Ivan Reitman

1985

Out of Africa

Denys Finch Hatton

Sydney Pollack

1984

The Natural

Roy Hobbs

Barry Levinson

1980

Brubaker

Henry Brubaker

Stuart Rosenberg

1979

The Electric Horseman

Norman ‘Sonny’ Steele

Sydney Pollack

1977

A Bridge Too Far

Major Julian Cook

Richard Attenborough

1976

All the President’s Men

Bob Woodward

Alan J. Pakula

1975

Three Days of the Condor

Joseph Turner / The Condor

Sydney Pollack

1975

The Great Waldo Pepper

Waldo Pepper

George Roy Hill

1974

The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

Jack Clayton

1973

The Sting

Johnny Hooker

George Roy Hill

1973

The Way We Were

Hubbell Gardiner

Sydney Pollack

1972

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Sydney Pollack

1972

The Candidate

Bill McKay

Michael Ritchie

1972

The Hot Rock

John Archibald Dortmunder

Peter Yates

1970

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Halsy Knox

Sidney J. Furie

1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Sundance Kid

George Roy Hill

1969

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Deputy Sheriff Christopher ‘Coop’ Cooper

Abraham Polonsky

1969

Downhill Racer

David Chappellet

Michael Ritchie

1967

Barefoot in the Park

Paul Bratter

Gene Saks

1966

This Property Is Condemned

Owen Legate

Sydney Pollack

1966

The Chase

Charlie ‘Bubber’ Reeves

Arthur Penn

1965

Inside Daisy Clover

Wade Lewis

Robert Mulligan

1965

Situation Hopeless… But Not Serious

Captain Hank Wilson

Gottfried Reinhardt

1962

War Hunt

Private Roy Loomis

Denis Sanders

1960

Tall Story

Basketball Player

Joshua Logan

Robert Redford Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

1960

Maverick

Jimmy Coleman

1960

Rescue 8

Danny Tilford

1960

The Deputy

Burt Johnson

1960

Playhouse 90

Lieutenant Lott

1960

Tate

John Torsett

1960

Tate

Tad Dundee

1960

Moment of Fear

Stranger

1960

Perry Mason

Dick Hart

1960

The Iceman Cometh

Don Parritt

1961

Route 66

Janosh

1961

Whispering Smith

Johnny

1961

Naked City

Baldwin Larne

1962

Dr. Kildare (TV series)

Medical Student

1962

The Twilight Zone

Harold Beldon

1963

The Untouchables

Jack Parker

1963

The Virginian

Matthew Cordell

1963

The Virginian

Matthew Cordell

1963

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

David Chesterman

Robert Redford Narrtor

Year

Title

2017

American Epic

2016

National Parks Adventure

2012

The Movement: One Man Joins An Uprising

2010

Stories From The Gulf

2009

Saving The Bay

2008

Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars

2008

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

2006

Charlotte’s Web

2006

Cosmic Collisions

2006

Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

2004

Sacred Planet

1999

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

1998

Wallace Stegner: A Writer’s Life

1997

Mountain Climbing: Free Climb

1992

A River Runs Through It

1992

Incident at Oglala

1990

American Experience: Yosemite – The Fate of Heaven

1989

Changing Steps

1989

To Protect Mother Earth

1988

Audubon Video: California Condor

1986

Audubon Video: Grizzly and Man – Uneasy Truce

1983

The Sun Dagger

1977

The Predators

1975

Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain

1974

Following the Tundra Wolf

1971

The Language And The Music Of The Wolves

1970

The Making of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Robert Redford Director

Year

Title

2014

Cathedrals of Culture

2012

The Company You Keep

2010

The Conspirator

2007

Lions for Lambs

2000

The Legend of Bagger Vance

1998

The Horse Whisperer

1994

Quiz Show

1992

A River Runs Through It

1988

The Milagro Beanfield War

1980

Ordinary People

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