- NAME: Robert Redford
- OCCUPATION: Environmental Activist, Film Actor, Director, Producer
- BIRTH DATE: August 18, 1936 (Age: 77)
- EDUCATION: Van Nuys High School, University of Colorado, Pratt Institute, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Monica, California
- Full Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.
- AKA: Charles Robert Redford
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Robert Redford is a Hollywood legend, starring in several blockbuster films in his day, and producing and directing many others. He also helped start the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1970s.
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A group of local farmers struggle against a major development project in their area in the film.
Redford earned great accolades for his rural family drama A River Runs Through It (1992), which starred Brad Pitt and Tom Skerritt. Two years later, he explored the real-life corruption of 1950s game shows in Quiz Show, again earning strong praise for his work. Redford became a triple threat in 2000's The Horse Whisperer,
working as the director, producer and star of the project.
In recent years, Redford has been very selective about his film work. He directed and starred in 2007's political drama Lions for Lambs with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep, which proved to be a commercial and critical disappointment. His next directorial effort, The Conspirator, was released in 2011. The film looks at the trial of Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The following year, Redford directed and starred in The Company You Keep. This thriller, which co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie, tells the story of a 1960s radical who has been living underground and his discovery by a reporter.
Now in his 70s, Redford has received numerous awards and honors for his work. He has earned his place in film history not only for his own artistic endeavors, but for the opportunities he has provided others to advance their work. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences recognized his contributions to the medium in 2001 with an honorary award for serving as an "inspiration to independent and innovative filmmakers everywhere."
Redford is currently married to Sibylle Szaggars, a German painter. The couple wed in 2009 after being together since the mid-1990s. His first marriage to wife Lola ended in 1985, and they have three children together—daughters Shuana and Amy and son Jamie.
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