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Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Santa Monica, California, United States
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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
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Twilight Zone
Made big-screen debut in 1962 in
with actor Sydney Pollack who later directed him in seven movies, including
Three Days of the Condor
Out of Africa
Scored first major stage and screen hit with Neil Simon's
before becoming a household name with
and the Sundance Kid
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
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 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:
Amy Redford - Daughter
Jamie Redford - Son
Scott Redford - Son
Sônia Braga - Ex-significant Other
Charles Robert Redford - Father
Kathy O'Rear - Ex-significant Other
Shauna Redford - Daughter
Martha Redford - Mother
Lola Van Wagenen - Ex-wife
William Redford - Half Brother
Sibylle Szaggars - Wife
Robert Redford Awards:
1995 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1993 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
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
1981 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Winner
1999 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1994 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
1977 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
1994 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
1970 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
1975 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Lead - Nominee
1978 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
1966 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
1963 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor - Nominee
1994 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - 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
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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