Job Actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist
Years active 1959-present
Top Roles The Sundance Kid, Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper, Paul Bratter, Captain Hank Wilson, Owen Legate
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, War, Western, Sports
Top TopicsPeriod Piece, Romance (Drama), Politics
Top Collaborators (Director), , (Director),
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Robert Redford Overview:

Actor, Robert Redford, was born Charles Robert Redford Jr. on Aug 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, CA. As of December 2023, Robert Redford was 87 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Robert Redford was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Ordinary People in 1980.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1973Best ActorThe Sting (1973)Johnny HookerNominated
1980Best DirectorOrdinary People (1980)N/AWon
1994Best DirectorQuiz Show (1994)N/ANominated
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BlogHub Articles:

The Style Essentials--Mia Farrow and in 1974's THE GREAT GATSBY

on Mar 7, 2018 From GlamAmor

Since I recently gave a talk on the most influential costume design of the 1920s at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, and I'm gearing up to do my next talk on the 1930s on March 17, I can't help be in an Art Deco frame of mind. I regularly discuss the impact of iconic costume design on fashion, but I al... Read full article


Ordinary People (1980, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 25, 2016 From The Stop Button

Two really big things to talk about with Ordinary People. The technical filmmaking–John Bailey’s beautiful, muted photography, Jeff Kanew’s actually peerless editing, Redford’s direction in general–and then Timothy Hutton’s performance, his place in the film, Redf... Read full article


TCM Star of the Month for January:

By minooallen on Jan 5, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Turner Classic Movies’ January Star of the Month: As I?m sure many of our readers know, every month Turner Classic Movies dedicates their Tuesday night primetime line-up to a certain star of the classical era. This month, however, the programmers at TCM decided to shake things u... Read full article


is “The Natural” at The Film Experience

By Anne Marie on Aug 22, 2013 From We Recycle Movies

Hey there, Recyclers! As part of the countdown to ’s return to cinema (at least in front of the camera), The Film Experience is doing a series on our favorite fair-haired American legend. I contributed an article on my second or third favorite baseball movie, The Natural, yesterd... Read full article


Dupla Din?mica: Sydney Pollack e

By L? on Jul 17, 2013 From Critica Retro

Dupla Din?mica: Sydney Pollack e Algumas parcerias entre ator e diretor s?o mais famosas que os pr?prios filmes que delas surgiram. ? quase imposs?vel n?o cit?-los juntos: Lillian Gish e D. W. Griffith, Leonardo Di Caprio e Martin Scorsese, Toshiro Mifune e Akira Kurosawa. Outr... Read full article


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Robert Redford Quotes:

Injured Poolroom Patron: That damned redskin tried to kill me! What kind of town is this? That's my blood. He tried to kill me!
Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper: If he tried, you'd be dead.


Deputy Sheriff Christopher 'Coop' Cooper: What the hell's he want to go go to Palm Springs for? What's he got there but some lungers livin' in tents and some Indians he don't know. He should be headin' to Twenty-Nine Palms where he can get help. He should be headed up the Dry Morengo Pass.


Paul Bratter: You don't just dive into a black salad. You have to play with it first!


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Robert Redford Facts
Is of Irish, Scottish and English descent.

1970s: Considered running for the U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Utah.

Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s TV hit "The Fall Guy" (1981).

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