Robert Redford

Actor, Director, Producer
Robert Redford's all-American blond good looks and subtle, sardonic sense of humor made him one of the most popular leading men of the late 1960s into the 1970s in features like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" ... Read more »
Born: 08/17/1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Pete's Dragon (Remake) 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Meacham (Actor)

A Walk in the Woods 2014 (Movie)

Bill Bryson (Actor)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Alexander Pierce (Actor)

Truth 2014 (Movie)

Dan Rather (Actor)

A Fierce Green Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

All Is Lost 2013 (Movie)

Our Man (Actor)

All The President's Men Revisited 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

Jim Grant (Actor)

Iconoclasts 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buck 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

Hartshorn (Actor)

The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Unforeseen 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

Professor Stephen Malley (Actor)

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Ike the Horse (Actor)

Trudell 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

An Unfinished Life 2005 (Movie)

Einar Gilkyson (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Sacred Planet 2004 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Tanner on Tanner 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Clearing 2004 (Movie)

Wayne Hayes (Actor)

Robert Redford 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

History Vs. Hollywood 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

New York in the Fifties 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paul Newman 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Nathan Muir (Actor)

The Last Castle 2001 (Movie)

General Irwin (Actor)

Sundance20 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Bill Bradley: In the Game 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Hollywood 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Independent's Day 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horse Whisperer 1998 (Movie)

Tom Booker (Actor)

Wallace Stegner: A Writer's Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Anthem 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Independent's Day 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars in the Making 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

Warren Justice (Actor)

Inside the Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

John Gage (Actor)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

(uncredited) Narration (Actor)

Hollywood and Politics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Incident at Oglala 1992 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Sneakers 1992 (Movie)

Martin Bishop (Actor)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

Jack Weil (Actor)

The New Hollywood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

To Protect Mother Earth 1990 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Wolves 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Moyers' World of Ideas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

People Magazine on TV (08/16/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven 1989 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Grizzly and Man: Uneasy Truce 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

California Condor 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Narrator

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

Out of Africa 1985 (Movie)

Denys Finch Hatton (Actor)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

Roy Hobbs (Actor)

Brubaker 1980 (Movie)

Henry Brubaker (Actor)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

Sonny Steele (Actor)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

Major Julian Cook (Actor)

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Bob Woodward (Actor)

The Great Waldo Pepper 1975 (Movie)

Waldo Pepper (Actor)

Three Days of the Condor 1975 (Movie)

Turner (Actor)

Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain 1973 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

Jay Gatsby (Actor)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Johnny Hooker (Actor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Hubbell (Actor)

Jeremiah Johnson 1972 (Movie)

Jeremiah (Actor)

The Candidate 1972 (Movie)

Bill McKay (Actor)

The Hot Rock 1971 (Movie)

John Dortmunder (Actor)

Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970 (Movie)

Big Halsy (Actor)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

Sundance Kid (Actor)

Downhill Racer 1969 (Movie)

David Chappellet (Actor)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

Christopher Cooper (Actor)

Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

Paul Bratter (Actor)

Inside Daisy Clover 1966 (Movie)

Wade Lewis (Actor)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Bubber Reeves (Actor)

This Property Is Condemned 1966 (Movie)

Owen Legate (Actor)

Situation Hopeless - But Not Serious 1965 (Movie)

Hank Wilson (Actor)

War Hunt 1961 (Movie)

Pvt Roy Loomis (Actor)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Eagle Awards (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Three Flags Over Everest (TV Show)

Narrator
Producer (36)

The West 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Walk in the Woods 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chicagoland 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Drunktown's Finest 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dry Lake 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Adderall Diaries 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Ideas for a Small Planet 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Unforeseen 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Motorcycle Diaries 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Skinwalkers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Love in the Time of Money 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Civil Action 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Looking Back 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Horse Whisperer 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Slums of Beverly Hills 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Grand Avenue 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Strawberry and Chocolate 1995 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

King of the Hill 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Dark Wind 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Incident at Oglala 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Some Girls 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Thief of Time (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Coyote Waits (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The March (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (11)

Cathedrals of Culture 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Horse Whisperer 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

A River Runs Through It 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Against All Enemies (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

Christmas in the Clouds 2005 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

The Native Americans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Advisor

Biography

Robert Redford's all-American blond good looks and subtle, sardonic sense of humor made him one of the most popular leading men of the late 1960s into the 1970s in features like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), "The Sting" (1973) and "All the President's Men" (1976). Along with his peers Warren Beatty and Paul Newman, he was one of the rare movie icons who could balance being both a respected actor as well as undeniable sex symbol - seen most effectively with his heartfelt turn in "The Way We Were" (1973) - a timeless romance which caused many a female heart to flutter through the years. Growing into his age gracefully, he branched out, wisely parlaying his acting fame into an Oscar-winning career as a director, and becoming a patron saint of sorts to independent filmmakers by establishing the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute, as well as numerous critically acclaimed projects that supported original moviemaking outside the Hollywood system.

Relationships

Eden August

Granddaughter
Born in August 2008; daughter of Amy Hart Redford and Matt August

Sonia Braga Actor

Companion
Dated in late 1980s No longer together

Kathy O'Rear Actor

Companion
Together from the late 1980s until c. 1996 O'Rear worked on costumes for Redfords films "A River Runs Through It" (1992) and "Quiz Show" (1994)

Amy Redford Actor

Daughter
Born Oct. 22, 1970; mother, Lola Jean Redford; married photographer Mark Mann on June 25, 2000 in Utah

Charles Redford

Father
Born in November 1914 in Rhode Island Remarried after first wife's death Died on April 2, 1991 in California

James Redford Actor

Son
Born May 5, 1962; mother, Lola Jean Redford; spoke out in favor of organ donations as he underwent two liver transplants in 1993; founded the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness in 1995; married in 1988

Martha Redford

Mother
Born in April 1914 Died on May 2, 1955, the year Robert graduated high school

Shauna Redford

Daughter
Born Nov. 15, 1960; mother, Lola Jean Redford Married Eric Schlosser Oct. 5, 1985 in Provo, UT First child born in January 1991, making Redford a grandfather for the first time

Scott Redford

Son
Born and died of infant crib syndrome in 1959; mother, Lola Jean Redford

William Redford

Half-Brother
Born in June 1956

Dylan Redford

Grandson
Born in 1991; son of Jamie Redford and Kyle Smith

Lena Redford

Granddaughter
Born in 1996; daughter of Jamie Redford and Kyle Smith

Anna Schlosser

Granddaughter
Born in January 1991; daughter of Shauna Redford and Eric Schlosser

Conor Schlosser

Grandson
Born July, 29 1992: son of Shauna Redford and Eric Schlosser

Sibylle Szaggars

Wife
Together since 1996 Announced engagement in May 2008 Married July 11, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany

Lola Van Wagenen Actor

Wife
Married Sept. 12, 1958; Van Wagenen dropped out of college to marry Redford Divorced in 1985

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn , New York 1958

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado
Attended on baseball scholarship; had an alcohol abuse problem which interfered with his sporting performance; left in 1957 to travel around Europe

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Produced, directed, and starred in thriller "The Company You Keep"

2010

Directed historical drama "The Conspirator," starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright

2007

Directed first film in seven years "Lions for Lambs," about America’s role in Afghanistan; also acted opposite Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep

2006

Voiced Ike the Horse in feature adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel "Charlotte's Web"

2005

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman in Lasse Hallström drama "An Unfinished Life"

2004

Cast opposite Helen Mirren in thriller "The Clearing"

2001

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in "Spy Game"

2001

Played leading role in "The Last Castle"

2000

Directed sixth motion picture "The Legend of Bagger Vance," a period drama about a Southern golfer and his mysterious caddy; starred Will Smith and Matt Damon

2000

Executive produced well-received "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

1998

Executive produced Edward Burns' "No Looking Back"

1998

Served as producer on "A Civil Action"

1998

Directed himself for the first time in "The Horse Whisperer"; also produced

1997

Announced formation of Sundance Cinemas, a chain of movie theaters showing independent films; venture was a joint effort with GC Companies, which operated the General Cinema movie theaters

1996

Played a veteran newsman who mentors and romances Michelle Pfeiffer in "Up Close and Personal"

1996

Served as executive producer of Edward Burns' second film "She's the One"

1995

Signed with Showtime Networks to form The Sundance Film Channel, a 24-hour pay cable station featuring independent films

1994

Helmed period drama "Quiz Show," about the 1950s TV quiz show scandals

1993

Executive produced Steven Soderbergh's underrated "King of the Hill"

1993

Starred in "Indecent Proposal" as a wealthy man who offers $1 million to a couple (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson) for one night with the wife

1992

Executive produced and narrated documentary "Incident at Ogala," directed by Michael Apted

1992

Directed third feature, an adaptation of Norman MacLean's autobiographical novella "A River Runs Through It"; also produced and gave uncredited narration

1990

Experienced box office failure with big-budget romance "Havana," helmed by Pollack

1989

Formally assumed control of U.S. Film Festival and renamed it Sundance Film Festival

1988

Helmed second film "The Milagro Beanfield War"

1987

Served as executive producer on "Promised Land," which was fostered by Sundance Institute

1987

Formed second production company South Fork Films to produce modestly-budgeted films

1986

Returned to screen comedy as a lawyer in "Legal Eagles"

1985

Portrayed Denys Finch Hatton, a British adventurer who romances author Isak Dinesen (Meryl Streep) in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Out of Africa"; Sydney Pollack directed

1984

Starred as baseball player Roy Hobbs in screen adaptation of "The Natural"

1983

Founded environmental organization Institute for Resource Management

1980

Founded Sundance Institute and its film and theater development lab

1980

Featured directorial debut, "Ordinary People"; film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director

1979

Reteamed with Jane Fonda in romantic comedy "The Electric Horseman"

1977

Again placed 5th in annual exhibitors' box office poll

1976

Portrayed Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward (to Dustin Hoffman's Carl Bernstein) in political drama "All the President's Men," written by William Goldman

1975

Reunited with director George Roy Hill and screenwriter William Goldman for period comedy-drama "The Great Waldo Pepper"; played a barnstorming pilot

1974

Starred as F. Scott Fitzgerald's anti-hero Jay Gatsby in lavish film remake "The Great Gatsby"

1973

Starred opposite Barbra Streisand in romantic drama "The Way We Were," directed by Sydney Pollack

1973

First made exhibitors' annual poll of top ten box office stars; placed 5th

1973

Reteamed with Paul Newman and director George Roy Hill for period caper comedy "The Sting"

1972

Played a jewel thief in comedy "The Hot Rock," scripted by William Goldman

1972

Starred as frontiersman "Jeremiah Johnson"; directed by Sydney Pollack

1972

Cast as a Kennedy-esque politician in "The Candidate," scripted by Oscar-winner Jeremy Larner

1968

First film produced under Wildwood banner, "Downhill Racer"

1968

Landed breakthrough screen role as Harry Longbaugh aka 'The Sundance Kid' in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," co-starring Paul Newman; directed by George Roy Hill and scripted by William Goldman

1968

Formed Wildwood International (later renamed Wildwood Enterprises)

1967

Recreated stage role of uptight newlywed Paul Bratter in film version of "Barefoot in the Park" opposite Jane Fonda

1966

Reteamed with Natalie Wood in "This Property Is Condemned," directed by Sydney Pollack

1966

Initial screen teaming with Jane Fonda, "The Chase"

1965

First film with Natalie Wood, "Inside Daisy Clover"; portrayed a bisexual movie star

1963

Received Emmy nomination for supporting role in "The Voice of Charlie Pont"; aired on "Alcoa Premiere" (ABC)

1962

Made film acting debut in "War Hunt"; Sydney Pollack co-starred

1961

First major role on Broadway, "Sunday in New York"

1961

Bought Utah ranch THAT eventually became home of Sundance Film Festival

1960

Landed breakthrough TV role playing a Nazi soldier opposite Charles Laughton in "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," the final installment of "Playhouse 90" (CBS)

1959

Made Broadway debut with minor role in comedy "Tall Story"

1958

TV debut, "Perry Mason" (CBS)

1957

After leaving college, worked as a carpenter, shop assistant, and oil field worker

1957

Traveled to Europe and lived in Paris and Florence

Bonus Trivia

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Redford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree from the University of Colorado in 1987.

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"Bob is a minimalist, he withholds, he never seduces his audience but makes them come to him." – director Sydney Pollack on Redford to The Los Angeles Times Dec. 9, 1990

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Redford on his transition from sports to art while in college: "It had to do with defining a lot of emotional stuff that was never formed right. For some people it's therapy. Maybe it is for all of us. For me it was anger and finding a place to put my disappointment and frustration with a lot of things. I was a mess. I was somewhat in trouble socially. I lost my (basketball) scholarship pretty quick after I discovered drinking. When I left (college) and got into art, that got me out...finding my place in the world had a lot to do with acting." – quoted in The Los Angeles Times Dec. 9, 1990

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"Hollywood is a formula industry. It's all about business and profit, and that's why they're always looking at a formula for guaranteed success. You can't make $100 million on a small black-and-white love story or anything that tells about our lives and the diversity out there." – Redford quoted in USA Today, May 8, 1995

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He was honored with the 1996 National Medal of Freedom from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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"It's become harder and harder each year to maintain our course, because of the overpowering force – what I would call the more external factors – like celebrity, fashion, and the media's obsessions with who is there and whether people are wearing black." – Redford on Sundance indieWIRE, Jan. 26, 2001

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"Everyone in Tinseltown is getting pinched, lifted and pulled. For many it's become a sick obsession. They lose some of their soul when they go under the knife and end up looking body snatched. People should preserve their time in history. I'm happy to make the best of what I've got." – Redford to Us, January 2002

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"Celebrity is a big part of the American social system. I'm certainly grateful for what it's done for me, but I do think that celebrity is overdone in our society. I think it's got a dangerous side to it. I think that people should be paying a lot more attention to other issues, rather than who's the top 10 this or...who's the sexiest or the most beautiful." – Redford to NPR, Sept. 9, 2003

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"It’s not that I have a short attention span but I do have a low boredom threshold. For me, the joy of acting was in the spontaneity of expressing yourself – and being part of what makes a play ‘happen’ is pretty exciting – but after nine months of doing the same thing every night…you just want it to move to a new place." – Redford to London Times, November 2007

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"I gave up a long time ago the idea that a film can change people's lives, let alone their politics. I discovered we Americans enjoy the distraction of entertainment but aren't really interested in the deeper message." – Redford to Playboy magazine, November 2007

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