Better scripts came Robertson's way in the mid-1960s, and for his outstanding portrayal of the mentally impaired title character in Charly (1968), the actor took home an Academy Award. He went on to star in a string of war movies and political thrillers, including Three Days of the Condor (1975, opposite Robert Redford) and Midway (1976). But Robertson's career suffered a setback in 1977 when he made public allegations of film industry corruption in a scandal that came to be known as "Hollywoodgate."
To contemporary audiences, Robertson is best known as the uncle of Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) in the popular Spider-Man franchise. Robertson died Sept. 10, 2011.
Robert Redford stars as Joe Turner, a New York-based CIA researcher who returns from lunch to find all his co-workers murdered. In the next 72 hours, everyone Turner trusts will try to kill him, in this conspiracy thriller by director Sydney Pollack. Double-crossed and forced to go underground, Turner kidnaps a young woman (Faye Dunaway) and holds her hostage as he unravels the mystery. Max von Sydow and Cliff Robertson co-star.
- Spider-Man 2
- Escape from L.A.
- Renaissance Man
- The Devil's Brigade
- Riding the Bullet
- The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
- Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
- The Golden Age of Television
- Underworld U.S.A.
- The Life and Times of John F. Kennedy
- Washington: Behind Closed Doors
- Shaker Run