Robert Redford Biography (1937-)

Full name, Charles Robert Redford, Jr.; born August 18, 1937, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Charles Robert (an accountant) and Martha (maiden name, Hart) Redford; married Lola Van Wangeman, September 12, 1958 (divorced, 1985); children: Scott (deceased), Shauna, David James ("Jamie"; a writer and producer), Amy Hart (an actress). Addresses: Office: 1223 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
August 18, 1937
Santa Monica, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Private Ray Loomis, War Hunt, T-D Enterprises/UnitedArtists, 1962
  • Captain Hank Wilson, Situation Hopeless ... But Not Serious, Paramount, 1965
  • Wade Lewis, Inside Daisy Clover, Warner Bros., 1966
  • Eubber Reeves, The Chase, Columbia, 1966
  • Owen Legate, This Property Is Condemned, Paramount, 1966
  • Paul Bratter, Barefoot in the Park, Paramount, 1967
  • David Chappellet, Downhill Racer, Paramount, 1967
  • Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Christopher Cooper, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (also known as Willie Boy), Universal, 1970
  • "Big Halsey" Knox, Little Fauss and Big Halsey, Paramount, 1970
  • The Making of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1970.
  • Title role, Jeremiah Johnson, Warner Bros., 1972
  • John Archibald Dortmunder, The Hot Rock (also known as How to Steal a Diamond in Four Uneasy Lessons), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Bill McKay, The Candidate, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Hubbell Gardner, The Way We Were, Columbia, 1973
  • Johnny Hooker, The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby, Paramount, 1974
  • Title role, The Great Waldo Pepper, Universal, 1974
  • Narrator, Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain (documentary), 1974
  • Joe Turner, Three Days of the Condor, Paramount, 1975
  • Major Julian Cook, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1975
  • Bob Woodward, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Norman "Sonny" Steele, The Electric Horseman, Columbia, 1979
  • Henry Brubaker, Brubaker, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Roy Hobbs, The Natural, TriStar, 1984
  • Denys Finch Hatton, Out of Africa, Universal, 1985
  • Tom Logan, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986
  • Narrator, To Protect Mother Earth (documentary; also known as Broken Treaty II), 1989
  • Narrator, Changing Steps, 1989
  • Jack Weil, Havana, Universal, 1990
  • Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands, 1991
  • Narrator, A River Runs through It, Columbia, 1992
  • Martin Bishop/Martin Brice, Sneakers, Universal, 1992
  • Narrator, Incident at Oglala (also known as Leonard Peltier: ATrue Story), Miramax, 1992
  • John Gage, Indecent Proposal, Paramount, 1993
  • Warren Justice, Up Close and Personal, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A. Wellman (documentary), Turner Pictures, 1996
  • Anthem (documentary), Zeitgeist Films, 1997
  • Tom Booker, The Horse Whisperer, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Endredando sombras (documentary), Producciones Amaranta, 1998
  • Forever Hollywood (documentary), Eastman Kodak Co., 1999
  • New York in the 50's, Avatar Films, 2001
  • Nathan Muir, The Spy Game, Universal, 2001
  • General Irwin, The Castle, DreamWorks Distribution, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Crow Killer.
  • Film Director
  • Ordinary People, Paramount, 1980
  • (And producer) The Milagro Beanfield War, Universal, 1988
  • (And producer) A River Runs through It, New Line Cinema, 1992
  • (And producer) The Horse Whisperer, Buena Vista, 1998
  • (And producer) The Legend of Bagger Vance, DreamWorks Distribution, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, Downhill Racer, Paramount, 1967
  • Coproducer, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Executive producer, The Solar Film, 1981
  • Producer, The Natural, TriStar, 1984
  • Co-executive producer, Promised Land (also known as Young Hearts), Vestron, 1987
  • Executive producer, Some Girls (also known as Sisters), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Co-executive producer, The Dark Wind, 1991
  • Executive producer, Incident at Oglala (also known as Leonard Peltier: A True Story), Miramax, 1992
  • Executive producer, King of the Hill, 1993
  • Coproducer, The American President, 1995
  • Executive producer, She's the One, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Executive producer, No Looking Back, Gramercy, 1998
  • Executive producer, Slums of Beverly Hills, Twentieth Century-Fox,1998
  • Producer, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Executive producer, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Millennium Films, 2000
  • Executive producer, People I Know, Myriad Pictures/South Fork Pictures, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1960
  • Narrator, "Condor," National Audubon Society Specials, PBS, 1986
  • The Golden Eagle Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • Narrator, Living Dangerously, Arts and Entertainment, 1987
  • Bill Moyer's World of Ideas, PBS, 1988
  • Narrator, "Grizzly and Man: Uneasy Truce," National Audubon Society Specials, PBS, 1988
  • People Magazine on TV, CBS, 1989
  • Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies (alsoknown as Robert Redford: The Man, the Movies, and the Myth), NBC, 1990
  • The New Hollywood, NBC, 1990
  • The Challenge to Wildlife: A Public Television Special Report, PBS, 1990
  • Narrator, Three Flags over Everest, PBS, 1990
  • Host and narrator, "Wolves," National Audubon Society Specials, PBS, 1990
  • Independents' Day, Sundance Channel, 1998
  • Appeared in Hollywood and Politics, Cable News Network.
  • Episodic
  • "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee," Perry Mason, CBS, 1958
  • Jimmy Coleman, "Iron Hand," Maverick, ABC, 1960
  • Johnson, "The Last Gunfight," The Deputy, NBC, 1960
  • "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1960
  • "The Bounty Hunter," Tate, NBC, 1960
  • "The Golden Deed," Moment of Fear, NBC, 1960
  • "Comanche Scalps," Tate, NBC, 1960
  • "The Iceman Cometh," Play of the Week, syndicated, 1960
  • "Born a Giant," Our American Heritage, NBC, 1960
  • Dick Hart, "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee," Perry Mason, 1960
  • "Black Monday," Play of the Week, syndicated, 1961
  • "Tombstone for a Derelict," Naked City, ABC, 1961
  • "The Coward," Americans, NBC, 1961
  • Johnny Gates, "The Grudge," Whispering Smith, NBC, 1961
  • "First Class Mouliak," Route 66, CBS, 1961
  • "The Covering Darkness," Bus Stop, ABC, 1961
  • "Lady Killer," The New Breed, ABC, 1961
  • Charlie Marx, "The Right Kind of Medicine," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1961
  • Chuck, "A Piece of the Action," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1962
  • Mark Hadley, "The Burning Sky," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962
  • George Laurents, "The Voice of Charlie Pont," Alcoa Premiere, ABC,1962
  • Harold Beldon, "Nothing in the Dark," The Twilight Zone, 1962
  • Jackson Emmit Parker, "Snowball," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963
  • "A Tangled Web," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963
  • "The Last of the Big Spenders," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1963
  • "Bird and Snake," Breaking Point, ABC, 1963
  • "The Evil That Men Do," The Virginian, NBC, 1963
  • "The Siege," The Defenders, CBS, 1964
  • Narrator, Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?, 1987
  • Narrator, The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, PBS, 1989
  • Narrator, "Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven," The American Experience,PBS, 1989
  • "Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey," American Masters, PBS, 1992
  • Also appeared in an episode of Sesame Street.
  • Television Work
  • Executive producer, "Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven," The American Experience, PBS, 1989
  • Executive producer, Grand Avenue (movie), HBO, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • Tall Story, Broadway production, 1959
  • The Highest Tree, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Little Moon of Alban, 1960
  • Sunday in New York, Broadway production, 1961-1962
  • Paul Bratter, Barefoot in the Park, Broadway production, 1963-1964
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Film-Fest DVD: Issue 1--Sundance, 1999
  • Also associated with the video California Condor.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • "Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven," The American Experience, PBS, 1989
  • Film Scripts
  • The Solar Film, 1981
  • Other Writings
  • The Outlaw Trail (memoir), Grosset (New York, NY), 1978
  • Contributor of articles to periodicals, including American Film, Film Comment, and National Geographic.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 107, Gale, 1983
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 18, Gale, 1998
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Film, March, 1988, p. 26
    • Entertainment Weekly, fall, 1996 September 5, 1997 November 1, 1999, p. 91
    • Film Comment, January/February, 1988, p. 32
    • Interview, September, 1994 January, 1997
    • Newsweek, May 28, 1984, p. 75
    • New York, December 10, 1990, p. 34
    • People Weekly, February 18, 1980, p. 96; June 8, 1998, p. 86
    • Premiere, February, 1991, p. 88; June, 1998, p. 37
    • Rolling Stone, October 6, 1994
    • Sports Illustrated, May 7, 1984, p. 92
    • USA Today, May, 1999, p. 62

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