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.
Founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute in 1980, a venture that spawned the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Channel.
Won an Oscar for his directorial debut, Ordinary People (1980).
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.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2016.
1978, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
1966, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
1994, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
1963, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor: Nominee
2001, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
2013, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
1977, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
1980, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
1975, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
1994, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
1995, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
1995, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
1980, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
1993, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
1981, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
1999, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
2017, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
1973, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
1994, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
Sibylle Szaggars — Wife
Martha Redford — Mother
Charles Robert Redford — Father
Kathy O'Rear — Ex-significant Other
William Redford — Half Brother
Lola Van Wagenen — Ex-wife
Amy Redford — Daughter
Jamie Redford — Son
Scott Redford — Son
Sônia Braga — Ex-significant Other
Shauna Redford — Daughter
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
Birth Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States