Robert Redford

Robert Redford

Aug. 18th, 1936
Born in
Santa Monica, California, USA
5' 9"

Robert Redford's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Show
The Golden Globe Awards 2014
Iconoclasts TV Show
Whispering Smith TV Show
Whispering Smith
HARDtalk Extra (UK) TV Show
HARDtalk Extra (UK)
The Ray Martin Show (AU) TV Show
The Ray Martin Show (AU)

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Smash His Camera
2008 - Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
2007 - Lions for Lambs
2006 - Charlotte's Web
2005 - An Unfinished Life
2005 - Trudell
2004 - The Clearing
2003 - A Decade Under the Influence
2001 - Spy Game
2001 - The Last Castle
1998 - The Horse Whisperer
1996 - Up Close & Personal
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1992 - A River Runs Through It
1992 - Incident at Oglala
1992 - Sneakers
1986 - Legal Eagles
1985 - Out of Africa
1984 - The Natural
1980 - Brubaker
1977 - A Bridge Too Far
1976 - All the President's Men
1975 - Three Days of the Condor
1975 - The Great Waldo Pepper
1974 - The Great Gatsby
1973 - The Way We Were
1973 - The Sting
1972 - The Hot Rock
1972 - The Candidate
1972 - Jeremiah Johnson
1970 - Little Fauss and Big Halsy
1970 - The Making Of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'
1969 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969 - Downhill Racer
1967 - Barefoot in the Park
1966 - The Chase
1962 - War Hunt

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tad Dundee
Chuck Marsden
The Sundance Kid
Jackson Emmit Parker
Harold Beldon
Gary Degan
Arthur Honniger - Hitchhiker
Mark Hadley
Burt Johnson
[Complete List]


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 (I)' 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.

  • Father-in-law of 'Eric Schlosser' (qv).
  • Alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).
  • Was romantically linked to 'Sonia Braga' (qv) and 'Kathy O'Rear' (qv).
  • 1970s: Considered running for the U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Utah.
  • He often did his own stunts in action sequences but made sure the stunt men who were hired for it were paid, so as not to put anyone out of work.
  • Was given a fishing rod in lieu of the agreed $75 payment for his first professional acting appearance, on a TV game show.
  • Turned down the leading roles in _Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)_ (qv), _The Graduate (1967)_ (qv), _Rosemary's Baby (1968)_ (qv), _Love Story (1970)_ (qv) and _The Day of the Jackal (1973)_ (qv).
  • His performance as the Sundance Kid in _Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)_ (qv) is ranked #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains. This is a ranking he shares with 'Paul Newman (I)' (qv), who portrayed Butch Cassidy.

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