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Robert Redford ACTOR


Robert Redford was born with the birth name Charles Robert Redford Jr. on August 18th, 1936 in Santa Monica California to parents Martha and Charles.  He attended high school at Van Nuys High and then went on to earn a degree at the University of Colorado.  He also studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and studied theater set design and acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 
He began his career as an actor in New York working on the stage as well as television.  Some of his early television work as a guest star were on, "The Untouchables", "Whispering Smith", "Perry Mason", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Route 66", "Dr. Kildare", "Playhouse 90" and "Twilight Zone".  In 1962 he earned an Emmy in, "The Voice of Charlie Pont" which aired on ABC.
His stage appearances were in such productions as, "The Tall Story" (1959), "The Highest Tree" (1959), "Sunday in New York" (1961) and "Barefoot in the Park" (1963).
After an already highly successful career as a stage actor and television actor, he went on to work on a number of films.  His film debut was in 1962 on the film, "War Hunt" co-starring John Saxon and Charles Aidman, followed by roles in such films as, "Inside Daisy Clover" (1965) also starring Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Ruth Gordon and Roddy McDowall, "This Property in Condemned" (1966) starring with Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Robert Blake, Jon Provost, Mary Badham and Dabney Coleman and "Barefoot in the Park" (1967) co-starring Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer and Mildred Natwick whose role was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  His break through role was in, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) co-starring Paul Newman and Katharine Ross with Cloris Leachman, Strother Martin, Ted Cassidy and Sam Elliott in supporting characters, followed by his roles on the films, "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972) also starring Will Geer, Stefan Gierasch and Joaquin Martinez and "The Candidate" (1972) starring with Peter Boyle, Natalie Wood, Kenneth Tobey, Don Porter and Melvyn Douglas, that really boosted his popularity.  He even earned an Oscar nomination for his role in the film, "The Sting" (1973) starring alongside his friend Paul Newman and also featured Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Harold Gould, Eileen Brennan and Dana Elcar. 
Some other films that were quite successful and made him a box office hit were, "The Great Waldo Pepper" (1975) starring with Bo Svenson, Margot Kidder, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis and Edward Hermann, "All the Presidents Men" (1976) starring alongside Dustin Hoffman, Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Jack Warden, Jane Alexander, Ned Beatty and Meredith Baxter and "Out of Africa" (1985) also starring Meryl Streep, where he was cast in the lead role and the film won an Oscar for Best Picture.
Redford also became very much involved in the film industry as a producer and director but did not desert his acting completely.  He had starring roles in, "Up Close and Personal" (1996) also starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna and Kate Nelligan, "The Horse Whisperer" (1998) starring with Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeanette Nolan, Chris Cooper, Kate Bosworth, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill, Cherry Jones and Dianne Wiest and in 2005 he returned to the big screen with a role in the film, "An Unfinished Life" (2005) co-starring Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman and soon to be released as producer and director "The Company You Keep" (2012) starring Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Terrence Howard and Nick Nolte just to name a few.
Robert Redford married Lola Van Wagenen in 1958 and together they had four children, David, Shauna, Amy and Scott.  They lost their first child, Scott at only two and a half months to "SIDS" sudden infant death syndrome.  In 1985 he and Lola divorced and Redford married his long time girlfriend in 2009, Sibylle Szaggars and they live together at his Sundance Utah home. 
He has been honored with a number of awards throughout his career such as in 1997, Empire (UK) Magazine voted him, "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" and in 1995 they also awarded him as one of the 100 sexiest Stars in film History.  In 1996 he was also awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.  


2007 Lions for Lambs
2006 Charlotte's Web 
2005 An Unfinished Life 
2004 The Clearing 
2001 Spy Game 
2001 The Last Castle
1998 The Horse Whisperer 
1996 Up Close & Personal
1993 Indecent Proposal 
1992 A River Runs Through It 
1992 Sneakers 
1990 Havana
1986 Legal Eagles
1985 Out of Africa
1984 The Natural 
1980 Brubaker 
1979 The Electric Horseman 
1977 A Bridge Too Far 
1976 All the President's Men 
1975 Three Days of the Condor 
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper 
1974 The Great Gatsby 
1973 The Sting 
1973 The Way We Were 
1972 Jeremiah Johnson 
1972 The Candidate 
1972 The Hot Rock 
1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy 
1969 Downhill Racer 
1969 Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1967 Barefoot in the Park 
1966 This Property Is Condemned 
1966 The Chase 
1965 Inside Daisy Clover
1965 Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious 
1964 The Defenders 
1963 The Virginian
1963 Breaking Point 
1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1963 The Untouchables
1962 Alcoa Premiere 
1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961 The New Breed 
1961 Bus Stop
1961 Route 66
1961 Whispering Smith
1961 The Americans 
1961 Naked City 
1960-1961 Play of the Week 
1960 The Iceman Cometh 
1960 Perry Mason
1960 Tate
1960 Moment of Fear
1960 Playhouse 90
1960 The Deputy
1960 Tall Story 
1960 Rescue 8
1960 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1960 Maverick 

Matinee Classics - Out of Africa starring Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Shane Rimmer, Malick Bowens, Joseph Thiaka, Stephen Kinyanjui, Michael Gough, Suzanna Hamilton, Rachel Kempson, Graham Crowden, Benny Young, Leslie Phillips, Annabel Maule and Iman
Matinee Classics - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones and Jeff Corey
Matinee Classics - Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, Addison Powell, Walter McGinn, Tina Chen, Hank Garrett, Michael Kane, Don McHenry, Michael B. Miller, Jess Osuna, Dino Narizzano, Helen Stenborg, Patrick Gorman and Russell Johnson
Matinee Classics - Lions for Lambs starring Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Michael Pena, Derek Luke, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg, Kevin Dunn, Larry aes, Christopher May, David Pease, Heidi Janson, Christopher Carley, George Back and Kristy Wu

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