Robert Redford

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/18/1936, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Robert Redford Fast Facts:
  • 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 MaverickAlfred 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."
  • Robert Redford Relationships:
  • William Redford - Half Brother
  • Charles Robert Redford - Father
  • Kathy O'Rear - Ex-significant Other
  • Shauna Redford - Daughter
  • Lola Van Wagenen - Ex-wife
  • Sibylle Szaggars - Wife
  • Amy Redford - Daughter
  • Jamie Redford - Son
  • Scott Redford - Son
  • Sônia Braga - Ex-significant Other
  • Martha Redford - Mother
  • Robert Redford Awards:
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1966 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Lead - Nominee
  • 1994 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1970 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor - Nominee
  • 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
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • College:
  • 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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