Robert Redford

Robert Redford

Highest Rated: 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

Lowest Rated: 18% Love in the Time of Money (2002)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1936

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

Born August 18th, 1937, the rugged, dashingly handsome Robert Redford was among the biggest movie stars of the 1970s. While an increasingly rare onscreen presence in subsequent years, he remained a powerful motion-picture industry force as an Academy Award-winning director as well as a highly visible champion of American independent filmmaking. Born Charles Robert Redford Jr. on August 18, 1937, in Santa Monica, CA, he attended the University of Colorado on a baseball scholarship. After spending a year as an oil worker, he traveled to Europe, living the painter's life in Paris. Upon returning to the U.S., Redford settled in New York City to pursue an acting career and in 1959 made his Broadway debut with a small role in Tall Story. Bigger and better parts in productions including The Highest Tree, Little Moon of Alban, and Sunday in New York followed, along with a number of television appearances, and in 1962 he made his film debut in Terry and Dennis Sanders' antiwar drama War Hunt. However, it was a leading role in the 1963 Broadway production of Barefoot in the Park which launched Redford to prominence and opened the door to Hollywood, where in 1965 he starred in back-to-back productions of Situation Serious but Not Hopeless and Inside Daisy Clover. A year later he returned in The Chase and This Property Is Condemned, but like his previous films they were both box-office failures. Offered a role in Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Redford rejected it and then spent a number of months relaxing in Spain. His return to Hollywood was met with an offer to co-star with Jane Fonda in a film adaptation of Barefoot in the Park, released in 1967 to good reviews and even better audience response. However, Redford then passed on both The Graduate and Rosemary's Baby to star in a Western titled Blue. Just one week prior to shooting, he backed out of the project, resulting in a series of lawsuits and a long period of inactivity; with just one hit to his credit and a history of questionable career choices, he was considered a risky proposition by many producers. Then, in 1969, he and Paul Newman co-starred as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a massively successful revisionist Western which poised Redford on the brink of superstardom. However, its follow-ups -- 1969's Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here and The Downhill Racer -- both failed to connect, and after the subsequent failures of 1971's Fauss and Big Halsey and 1972's The Hot Rock, many industry observers were ready to write him off. Both 1972's The Candidate and Jeremiah Johnson fared markedly better, though, and with Sydney Pollack's 1973 romantic melodrama The Way We Were, co-starring Barbra Streisand, Redford's golden-boy lustre was restored. That same year he reunited with Newman and their Butch Cassidy director George Roy Hill for The Sting, a Depression-era caper film which garnered seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture honors. Combined with its impressive financial showing, it solidified Redford's new megastar stature, and he was voted Hollywood's top box-office draw. Redford's next project cast him in the title role of director Jack Clayton's 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby; he also stayed in the film's 1920s milieu for his subsequent effort, 1975's The Great Waldo Pepper. Later that same year he starred in the thriller Three Days of the Condor before portraying Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in 1976's All the President's Men, Alan J. Pakula's masterful dramatization of the investigation into the Watergate burglary. In addition to delivering one of his strongest performances to date in the film, Redford also served as producer after first buying the rights to Woodward and Carl Bernstein's book of the same name. The 1977 A Bridge Too Far followed before Redford took a two-year hiatus from the screen. He didn't resurface until 1979's The Electric Horseman, followed a year later by Brubaker. Also in 1980 he made his directorial debut with the fami

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Actor 2020
43% Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia Actor 2020
94% Avengers: Endgame Alexander Pierce 2019
95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet Buttons: A Christmas Tale Narrator 2018
93% The Old Man & the Gun Forrest Tucker 2018
100% Earth: One Amazing Day Actor 2017
90% Our Souls at Night Producer Louis Waters 2017
No Score Yet New Environmentalists: From Guatemala to the Congo Actor 2017
No Score Yet American Epic Executive Producer Narrator 2017
No Score Yet The New Environmentalists: From Peru to Tanzania Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
No Score Yet Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution Self 2017
94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee Actor 2017
88% Pete's Dragon Meacham $76.3M 2016
21% The Adderall Diaries Executive Producer $11.8K 2016
No Score Yet The Natural: The Best There Ever Was Actor 2016
100% National Parks Adventure Actor 2016
63% Truth Dan Rather $1.6M 2015
47% A Walk In The Woods Bill Bryson Producer $19.2M 2015
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman Actor 2015
62% Drunktown's Finest Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet The New Environmentalists: From Myanmar to Scotland Actor 2015
No Score Yet Borsalino City Actor 2015
78% Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary Narrator 2014
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Agent Alexander Pierce $228.7M 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
94% All Is Lost Our Man $4.4M 2013
80% Bidder 70 Actor $5.3K 2013
54% The Company You Keep Jim Grant Producer Screenwriter Director $5.2M 2013
70% A Fierce Green Fire Narrator $30.1K 2013
No Score Yet The March Executive Producer 2013
97% Paul Williams Still Alive Actor $38.1K 2012
No Score Yet The Movement: One Man Joins An Uprising Narrator 2012
No Score Yet The Movement Actor 2012
No Score Yet Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West Executive Producer Actor 2012
89% Buck Actor $4.1M 2011
55% The Conspirator Producer Director $11.6M 2011
No Score Yet Forever Wild: Celebrating America's Wilderness Actor 2009
No Score Yet Ted Williams Actor 2009
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Actor 2008
78% Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk Narrator 2008
90% The Unforeseen Actor Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars Narrator 2008
27% Lions for Lambs Professor Stephen Malley Director Producer $15M 2007
78% Charlotte's Web Ike $82.2M 2006
33% Trudell Actor 2006
No Score Yet NBC News Presents: Deep Throat Actor 2006
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau - Ocean Adventures: America's Underwater Treasures Actor 2006
52% An Unfinished Life Einar Gilkyson $8.6M 2005
No Score Yet Thief of Time Executive Producer 2004
43% The Clearing Wayne Hayes $5.6M 2004
58% Sacred Planet Narrator 2004
83% The Motorcycle Diaries Executive Producer $16.7M 2004
No Score Yet Coyote Waits Executive Producer 2003
44% People I Know Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet Festival Pass with Chris Gore Actor 2002
No Score Yet Skinwalkers Executive Producer 2002
18% Love in the Time of Money Executive Producer 2002
58% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Executive Producer 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
66% Spy Game Nathan Muir $62.4M 2001
52% The Last Castle Gen. Eugene Irwin $18M 2001
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance Producer Screenwriter Director $30.4M 2000
No Score Yet Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw Actor 1999
No Score Yet Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand Actor 1999
61% A Civil Action Producer 1998
80% Slums of Beverly Hills Executive Producer 1998
74% The Horse Whisperer Tom Booker Director Producer 1998
No Score Yet Independent's Day Actor 1998
36% No Looking Back Executive Producer 1998
80% Anthem Actor 1997
61% She's the One Executive Producer Producer 1996
31% Up Close & Personal Warren Justice 1996
91% The American President Producer 1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Quiz Show Scandal (Kwijeu Wang) Director 1994
96% Quiz Show Director Producer 1994
81% Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) Executive Producer 1994
No Score Yet Shadow Casting: The Making of "A River Runs Through It" Actor 1994
94% King of the Hill Executive Producer 1993
No Score Yet The Dark Wind Executive Producer 1993
35% Indecent Proposal John Gage 1993
80% A River Runs Through It Director Narration Producer 1992
79% Sneakers Martin Bishop 1992
100% Incident at Oglala Producer Executive Producer 1992
No Score Yet Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands Actor 1991
28% Havana Jack Weil 1990
No Score Yet Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven Narrator 1990
50% Some Girls Executive Producer 1988
58% The Milagro Beanfield War Director Producer 1988
73% Promised Land Executive Producer Producer 1988
No Score Yet National Audubon Society Actor 1988
44% Legal Eagles Tom Logan 1986
58% Out of Africa Denys Finch Hatton 1985
82% The Natural Roy Hobbs 1984
No Score Yet Sun Dagger Narrator 1983
88% Ordinary People Director 1980
75% Brubaker Henry Brubaker 1980
64% The Electric Horseman Sonny Steele 1979
64% A Bridge Too Far Maj. Julian Cook 1977
93% All the President's Men Producer Bob Woodward 1976
86% Three Days of the Condor Joseph Turner / The Condor 1975
67% The Great Waldo Pepper Waldo Pepper 1975
39% The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby 1974
94% The Sting Johnny Hooker 1973
65% The Way We Were Hubbell Gardner 1973
87% The Candidate Bill McKay Producer 1972
95% Jeremiah Johnson Jeremiah Johnson 1972
64% The Hot Rock Dortmunder 1972
33% Little Fauss and Big Halsy Halsy Knox 1970
84% Downhill Racer David Chappellet 1969
85% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Christopher Cooper 1969
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Sundance Kid 1969
84% Barefoot in the Park Paul Bratter 1967
64% This Property Is Condemned Owen Legate 1966
88% The Chase Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves 1966
31% Inside Daisy Clover Wade Lewis/Lewis Wade 1966
No Score Yet Situation Hopeless---But Not Serious Hank 1965
No Score Yet War Hunt Pvt. Roy Loomis 1962
No Score Yet Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh Actor 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet American Epic
2017
Executive Producer Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The American West
2016
Executive Producer Producer 2016
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator 2014
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Executive Producer Appearing Host 2012
2010
2008
2007
2006
2005
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator 1990
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
David Chuck 1963
1962
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Harold Beldon 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Charlie Drew 1961
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Jimmy Coleman 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Hart 1960

QUOTES FROM Robert Redford CHARACTERS

Johnny Hooker says: Can you get a mob together?

Henry Gondorff says: After what happened to Luther I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.

Dan Rather says: Somebody has got to confirm those memos.

Bill Bryson says: There's these things called books, it's like television for smart people.

Bill Bryson says: John Muir once said "Sometimes a man needs to grab a loaf of bread, throw it in a sack, and jump over the back fence".

Bill Bryson says: How would you like to join me for a little stroll?

Bill Bryson says: How would you like to join me for a little stroll?

Bill Bryson says: I'm tired of life being all about ailments and funerals. I want to push myself!

Johnny Hooker says: He's not as tough as he thinks.

Henry Gondorff says: Neither are we.

Nathan Muir says: I didn't have the usual time to butter him up, which meant we had twice the sex with half the foreplay.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (proposes marriage to Warren) I want you around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Warren Justice says: You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: I wanna know that you're legally required to be there.

Warren Justice says: (His advice about news headlines) "If it bleeds, it leads."

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: (after sex) Why didn't we do this before?

Warren Justice says: Because it was always gonna be this hard to stop.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: When I asked you how long you could stay and you said, 'Long enough,' how long is that? When we're not together...

Warren Justice says: ...Everything shuts down.

Agent Alexander Pierce says: Hail Hydra!

Denys Finch Hatton says: I don't want to live someone else's idea of how to live. Don't ask me to do that. I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life.

Denys Finch Hatton says: I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life.

Denys Finch Hatton says: And what is it exactly that's yours? We're not owners here Karen, we're just passing through.

Denys Finch Hatton says: I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life.

Denys Finch Hatton says: And what is it exactly that's yours? We're not owners here Karen, we're just passing through.

Butch Cassidy says: I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but when it's over, if I'm dead, kill him.

The Sundance Kid says: With pleasure.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: He's so stupid!

Warren Justice says: He's an anchorman.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Why don't you come with me?

Warren Justice says: I've already been where you're going.

Tally Atwater (formerly Sally) says: Do you wanna be with me?

Warren Justice says: So much it hurts.

Warren Justice says: Every day we have is one more than we deserve.

Roy Hobbs says: Fred, it took me 16 years to get here. You play me, and you'll get the best I've got.

Tom Logan says: We have developed a legal concept in this country. It's called presumption of innocence.

Martin Bishop says: Too many secrets

Martin Bishop says: Too many secrets.

Agent Alexander Pierce says: Captain, to build a better world sometimes means turning the old one down...and that makes enemies.

Joe Turner says: Maybe there's another CIA? Inside the CIA?

Warren Justice says: (about Tally) She eats the lens.

Warren Justice says: She eats the lens.

The Sundance Kid says: I'll do anything you want me to but I won't watch you die.

Gen. Eugene Irwin says: I've been running on fumes for the last 20 years.

Bob Woodward says: Listen I'm tired of your chicken shit games! I don't want hints, I need to know what you know.

Butch Cassidy says: You know, when I was a kid, I always thought I was gonna grow up to be a hero.

The Sundance Kid says: Well, it's too late now.

Butch Cassidy says: hat'd you say something like that for? You didn't have to say something like that.

Macon says: Well, it looks like you just about cleaned everybody, fella - you haven't lost a hand since you got the deal. What's the secret of your success?

The Sundance Kid says: Prayer.

Macon says: Let's just you and me play.

The Sundance Kid says: What I'm saying is, if you want to go, I won't stop you. But the minute you start to whine or make a nuisance, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat.

Butch Cassidy says: Don't sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight.

Etta Place says: I'm 26, and I'm single, and a school teacher, and that's the bottom of the pit. And the only excitement I've known is here with me now. I'll go with you, and I won't whine, and I'll sew your socks, and I'll stitch you when you're wounded, and I'll do anything you ask of me except one thing. I won't watch you die. I'll miss that scene if you don't mind.

Butch Cassidy says: We're going to run out unless we can get to that mule and get some more.

The Sundance Kid says: I'll go.

Butch Cassidy says: This is no time for bravery. I'll let ya!

Butch Cassidy says: Wait a minute — you didn't see Lefors out there did you?

The Sundance Kid says: Lefors? No, why?

Butch Cassidy says: Thank God for that. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble.

Jeremiah Johnson says: Yes.

Jeremiah Johnson says: look at that hawk. He's goin for the musselshell, aw hell, he's there already

Jeremiah Johnson says: Look at that hawk. He's goin for the musselshell, aw hell, he's there already.

Jeremiah Johnson says: it'll do

Jeremiah Johnson says: It'll do.

Jeremiah Johnson says: I've been to a town

Jeremiah Johnson says: I've been to a town.

Mitch Bradley says: Would you bury me next to Griffin?

Elinar Gilkyson says: Don't you think you ought to die first?

Mitch Bradley says: You want to know what I dreamed last night?

Elinar Gilkyson says: What?

Mitch Bradley says: I dreamed you weren't such a miserable son of a bitch.

Elinar Gilkyson says: That's not dreaming, it's wishful thinking.

Mitch Bradley says: I was dreamin' about the sea last night.

Elinar Gilkyson says: Didja get wet?

Mitch Bradley says: Walked right in. It felt like falling in love. Smelled like a woman. Tasted like one too.

Elinar Gilkyson says: Yer memory's not that good.

Tom Booker says: Grace, this is Pilgrim's chance, and it's yours too.

Bill McKay says: What do I do now?

Johnny Hooker/Kelly says: You got the wrong guy, pal. I been home with the flu all day. You can stake out my toilet if you want.

Luther Coleman says: You're a con man, and you blew it like a pimp. I didn't teach ya to be no pimp.

Johnny Hooker/Kelly says: What's eatin' you? I've blown money before.

Nathan Muir says: Technology gets better everyday. That's fine. But most of the time all you need is a stick of gum, a pocket knife and a smile.

Roy Hobbs says: Pick me out a winner Bobby.

Pop Fisher says: Batting practice tomorrow, be there!

Roy Hobbs says: I have been. Every day.

Butch Cassidy says: (To Sundance, upon being challenged to a knife fight by the massive Logan) "Maybe there's a way to make a profit from this. . . (sighs) bet on Logan."

Butch Cassidy says: [to Sundance, upon being challenged to a knife fight by the massive Logan] Maybe there's a way to make a profit from this... [sighs] bet on Logan.

The Sundance Kid says: "I would, but who'd bet on you?"

The Sundance Kid says: I would, but who'd bet on you?

Jay Gatsby says: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Nick Carraway says: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Sundance Kid says: Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?

Butch Cassidy says: Kid, there's something I ought to tell you. I never shot anybody before.

Butch Cassidy says: Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.

Butch Cassidy says: If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.

The Sundance Kid says: I can't swim. [to Butch]

Butch Cassidy says: replies: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.

Doyle Lonnegan says: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?

Johnny Hooker/Kelly says: He cheats.

The Sundance Kid says: You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at.

John Gage says: Dance?

Diana Murphy says: I should go.

John Gage says: I remember once when I was young, and I was coming back from some place, a movie or something. I was on the subway and there was a girl sitting across from me and she was wearing this dress that was bottoned queer up right to here, she was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. And I was shy then, so when she would look at me I would look away, then afterwards when I would look back she would look away. Then I got to where I was gonna get off, and got off, the doors closed, and as the train was pulling away she looked right at me and gave me the most incredible smile. It was awful, I wanted to tear the doors open. And I went back every night, same time, for two weeks, but she never showed up. That was 30 years ago and I don't think that theres a day that goes by that I don't think about her, I don't want that to happen again. Just one dance?

Jeremiah Johnson says: Do you know how to skin Griz?

Jeremiah Johnson says: Can you skin Griz?

Butch Cassidy says: Is that what you call giving cover?

The Sundance Kid says: Is that what you call running? If I knew you were going to stroll...

Narration says: Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.

Narration says: My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.

Narration says: My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.

The Sundance Kid says: "You just keep thinking Butch, thats what your good at".