Robert Redford

Birthday: Aug 18, 1936
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Has Scottish-Irish ancestry. Life-long love of climbing started as a teen when he climbed buildings in the Los Angeles area. Played baseball in high school with future Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale. Studied art in Europe before moving to New York and took an acting class on a suggestion it could lead to a job as an art director. Appeared in numerous TV series in the early 1960s, including Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone. Made big-screen debut in 1962 in War Hunt with actor Sydney Pollack who later directed him in seven movies, including The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor and Out of Africa. Scored first major stage and screen hit with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park with Jane Fonda, before becoming a household name with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. Starred in The Sting in 1973 which was nominated for ten Oscars, winning seven, and was chosen for preservation in the 'National Film Registry'. Founded the nonprofit Sundance Institute in 1980, a venture that showcases independent film projects and spawned the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Channel. Won an Oscar for 1980 directorial debut Ordinary People. Was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2005. In 2008, received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for his "pivotal" role in the arts. In 2010, received France's Knight of the Legion of Honour award. Released his eighth film as director in 2011 with the historical drama The Conspirator. The film deals with the controversial execution of a woman said to be involved in the slaying of Abraham Lincoln. Redford took it on, he told USA Today, because "I'm attracted to the little-known story beneath the story you think you know." Portrayed journalist Dan Rather in Truth, a 2015 film that examines the controversial coverage by 60 Minutes of ex-President George Bush's military service. Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2016. Announced in 2018 that his role in the upcoming crime comedy, The Old Man & The Gun would be among his last.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% 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 American Epic
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
2017
No Score Yet New Environmentalists: From Guatemala to the Congo
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The New Environmentalists: From Peru to Tanzania
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America
  • Actor
2017
94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee
  • Actor
2017
88% Pete's Dragon
  • Meacham
$76.3M 2016
19% 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
62% Truth
  • Dan Rather
$1.6M 2015
46% A Walk In The Woods
  • Bill Bryson
  • Producer
$19.2M 2015
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman
  • Actor
2015
64% 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
89% 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
78% Bidder 70
  • Actor
$5.3K 2013
55% The Company You Keep
  • Producer
  • Jim Grant
  • Director
$5.2M 2013
68% 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
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2012
89% Buck
  • Actor
$4.1M 2011
55% The Conspirator
  • Director
  • Producer
$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
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars
  • Narrator
2008
27% Lions for Lambs
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Professor Stephen Malley
$15M 2007
79% Charlotte's Web
  • Ike
$82.2M 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
43% 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
  • Director
$30.4M 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand
  • Actor
1999
60% A Civil Action
  • Producer
1998
80% Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Executive Producer
1998
74% The Horse Whisperer
  • Director
  • Tom Booker
  • 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
  • Producer
  • Executive 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
  • Producer
  • Director
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
97% 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
  • Narration
  • Producer
  • Director
1992
78% Sneakers
  • Martin Bishop
1992
100% Incident at Oglala
  • Narration
  • 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
59% The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Director
  • Producer
1988
73% Promised Land
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet National Audubon Society
  • Actor
1988
47% Legal Eagles
  • Tom Logan
1986
60% Out of Africa
  • Denys Finch Hatton
1985
82% The Natural
  • Roy Hobbs
1984
No Score Yet Sun Dagger
  • Narrator
1983
90% Ordinary People
  • Director
1980
75% Brubaker
  • Henry Brubaker
1980
68% The Electric Horseman
  • Sonny Steele
1979
62% 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
71% The Great Waldo Pepper
  • Waldo Pepper
1975
41% The Great Gatsby
  • Jay Gatsby
1974
93% The Sting
  • Johnny Hooker
1973
64% The Way We Were
  • Hubbell Gardner
1973
87% The Candidate
  • Bill McKay
  • Producer
1972
95% Jeremiah Johnson
  • Jeremiah Johnson
1972
67% The Hot Rock
  • Dortmunder
1972
20% Little Fauss and Big Halsy
  • Halsy Knox
1970
84% Downhill Racer
  • David Chappellet
1969
83% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
  • Christopher Cooper
1969
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Sundance Kid
1969
83% Barefoot in the Park
  • Paul Bratter
1967
64% This Property Is Condemned
  • Owen Legate
1966
80% The Chase
  • Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
1966
36% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Epic
2017
  • Narrator
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The American West
2016
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • 1990
80% 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

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