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Robert Redford

Actor Robert Redford
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Full Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: American actor and film director, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Academy Awards: one in 1981 for directing "Ordinary People", and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

Born: August 18, 1936
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Age: 83 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1958-08-09 Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2009-07-11 Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

Events in the Life of Robert Redford

  • 1969-09-23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres
  • 1973-12-25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)
  • 1976-04-09 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released
  • 1980-09-19 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)
  • 1985-12-10 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

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