- Life-long love of climbing started as a teen when he climbed buildings in the Los Angeles area.
- Played baseball in high school with future Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale.
- Studied art in Europe before moving to New York and took an acting class on a suggestion it could lead to a job as an art director.
- Appeared on numerous TV series in the early 1960s, including Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone.
- Made big-screen debut in 1962 in War Hunt with actor Sydney Pollack who later directed him in seven movies, including The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor and Out of Africa.
- Scored first major stage and screen hit with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park before becoming a household name with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969.
- Founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute in 1980, a venture that spawned the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Channel.
- Won an Oscar for 1980 directorial debut Ordinary People.
- Was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2005.
- In 2008, received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for his "pivotal" role in the arts.
- In 2010, received France's Knight of the Legion of Honor award.
- Released his eighth film as director in 2011 with the historical drama The Conspirator. The film deals with the controversial execution of a woman said to be involved in the slaying of Abraham Lincoln. Redford took it on, he told USA Today, because "I'm attracted to the little-known story beneath the story you think you know."
- 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
- 1999, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1995, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1978, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
- 1966, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
- 1970, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
- 1977, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
- 1963, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor: Nominee
- 1994, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
- 1981, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
- 1980, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
- 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1973, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2001, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
- 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
- 1993, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1975, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
- 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
- 1994, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
- 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
- Amy Redford — Daughter
- Jamie Redford — Son
- Scott Redford — Son
- Sônia Braga — Ex-significant Other
- Charles Robert Redford — Father
- Kathy O'Rear — Ex-significant Other
- William Redford — Half Brother
- Sibylle Szaggars — Wife
- Shauna Redford — Daughter
- Lola Van Wagenen — Ex-wife
- Martha Redford — Mother
- American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States (1959); attended University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States; attended Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, New York, New York, United States
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