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Robert Redford

Highest Rated:   100% National Parks Adventure (2016)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Adderall Diaries (2016)
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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 f

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The New Environmentalists: From Peru to Tanzania
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Our Souls at Night
  • Louis Waters
  • Producer
2017
87% Pete's Dragon
  • Meacham
$76.3M 2016
18% 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
93% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
94% All Is Lost
  • Our Man
$4.4M 2013
78% Bidder 70
  • Actor
$5.3k 2013
54% The Company You Keep
  • Jim Grant
  • Producer
  • Director
$5.2M 2013
65% 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
  • 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
89% The Unforeseen
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars
  • Narrator
2008
27% Lions for Lambs
  • Director
  • Professor Stephen Malley
  • Producer
$15.0M 2007
78% 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
53% 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
84% The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Executive Producer
$16.7M 2004
No Score Yet Coyote Waits
  • Executive Producer
2003
42% 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
$18.0M 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
38% No Looking Back
  • Executive Producer
1998
80% Anthem
  • Actor
1997
61% She's the One
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1996
29% Up Close & Personal
  • Warren Justice
1996
90% 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
80% 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
38% Indecent Proposal
  • John Gage
1993
83% A River Runs Through It
  • Narration
  • Producer
  • Director
1992
81% Sneakers
  • Martin Bishop
1992
100% Incident at Oglala
  • Narration
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1992
No Score Yet Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands
  • Actor
1991
24% 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
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1988
No Score Yet National Audubon Society
  • Actor
1988
47% Legal Eagles
  • Tom Logan
1986
56% Out of Africa
  • Denys Finch Hatton
1985
81% 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
73% 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
39% The Great Gatsby
  • Jay Gatsby
1974
93% The Sting
  • Johnny Hooker
1973
63% The Way We Were
  • Hubbell Gardner
1973
95% The Candidate
  • Producer
  • Bill McKay
1972
93% Jeremiah Johnson
  • Jeremiah Johnson
1972
63% The Hot Rock
  • Dortmunder
1972
20% Little Fauss and Big Halsy
  • Halsy Knox
1970
80% Downhill Racer
  • David Chappellet
1969
91% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
  • Christopher Cooper
1969
89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Sundance Kid
1969
87% 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 The American West
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Harold Beldon
  • 1962

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