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An accomplished actor, director and independent film supporter, Robert Redford was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Santa Monica, Calif. After losing a college baseball scholarship because of drunkenness, he studied acting in New York City.

Redford landed his first major screen role opposite Marlon Brando in The Chase (1966), and his good looks made it easy to nab romantic leads in movies such as Barefoot in the Park, The Way We Were and Out of Africa. Under the direction of George Roy Hill, Redford shined in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), for which he earned his first Oscar nod for Best Actor.

Redford's directorial debut, with 1980's Ordinary People, resulted in a Best Director Oscar, and he was nominated again for helming Quiz Show (1994). His string of iconic roles includes work in The Candidate, All the President's Men, The Natural and Indecent Proposal.

Robert Redford in Truth

Truth

2015 R

In this dramatic re-creation of news anchor Dan Rather's fall from grace, his stellar career comes to an abrupt end after erroneously reporting that President George W. Bush received preferential treatment that kept him from serving in Vietnam.

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  • Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor Three Days of the Condor
  • Robert Redford in The Company You Keep The Company You Keep
  • Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park Barefoot in the Park
  • Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson Jeremiah Johnson
  • Robert Redford in A River Runs Through It A River Runs Through It
  • Robert Redford in Buck Buck
  • Robert Redford in The Sting The Sting
  • Robert Redford in The Conspirator The Conspirator
  • Robert Redford in All Is Lost All Is Lost
  • Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Robert Redford in All the President's Men All the President's Men
  • Robert Redford in Out of Africa Out of Africa
  • Robert Redford in Sneakers Sneakers
  • Robert Redford in The Way We Were The Way We Were
  • Robert Redford in Spy Game Spy Game
  • Robert Redford in Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
  • Robert Redford in The Natural The Natural
  • Robert Redford in A Bridge Too Far A Bridge Too Far
  • Robert Redford in An Unfinished Life An Unfinished Life
  • Robert Redford in Ordinary People Ordinary People
  • Robert Redford in Indecent Proposal Indecent Proposal
  • Robert Redford in The Legend of Bagger Vance The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Robert Redford in Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
  • Robert Redford in The Hot Rock The Hot Rock
  • Robert Redford in The Horse Whisperer The Horse Whisperer
  • Robert Redford in The Candidate The Candidate
  • Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby
  • Robert Redford in The Milagro Beanfield War The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Robert Redford in Havana Havana
  • Robert Redford in Quiz Show Quiz Show
  • Robert Redford in The Chase The Chase
  • Robert Redford in Downhill Racer Downhill Racer
  • Robert Redford in The Last Castle The Last Castle
  • Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper The Great Waldo Pepper
  • Robert Redford in The Electric Horseman The Electric Horseman
  • Robert Redford in Brubaker Brubaker
  • Robert Redford in The Clearing The Clearing
  • Robert Redford in Naked City Naked City
  • Robert Redford in Up Close & Personal Up Close & Personal
  • Robert Redford in A Fierce Green Fire A Fierce Green Fire
  • Robert Redford in Casting By Casting By
  • Robert Redford in Inside Daisy Clover Inside Daisy Clover
  • Robert Redford in Legal Eagles Legal Eagles
  • Robert Redford in Incident at Oglala Incident at Oglala
  • Robert Redford in Sacred Planet Sacred Planet
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  • Robert Redford in Tate Tate
  • Robert Redford in Shadow Casting Shadow Casting
  • Robert Redford in Anthem Anthem
  • Robert Redford in Independent's Day Independent's Day
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