Actor, director, and producer Robert Redford is American. He is a philanthropist, an environmentalist, and a businessman.
His performances in movies like “The Sting” and “The Way We Were” have made him well-known.
Robert Redford was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, as Charles Robert Redford Jr. His parents were Martha Hart and the accountant Charles Robert Redford Sr. From his father’s previous union, he has a stepbrother.
He attended Van Nuys High School after his family relocated to Van Nuys in Los Angeles. Redford attended the University of Colorado Boulder after earning his diploma in 1954 but left after just one and a half years.
He dropped out of school because he started drinking regularly, costing him his scholarship. After some time spent traveling through Europe, he moved to New York City and enrolled in classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Pratt Institute, where he also studied painting.
Birthday and Age of Robert Redford
On August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, Robert Redford was born Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Robert Redford will be 85 years old in 2022.
In August 1958, Redford wed Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together, they had four kids until finally getting divorced in 1985. Redford wed his longterm partner Sibylle Szaggars in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2009.
Robert Redford: Career and Profession
In the 1950s, Robert Redford began his acting career and appeared in a number of programs, including “Perry Mason,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Highway 66,” “Playhouse 90,” “The Twilight Zone,” and others.
He appeared in ‘Breakdown,’ one of the scenes from the high-adrenaline production ‘Safeguard 8’, in 1960 as a man who was irrationally insecure. He made his cinematic debut in 1962 with “War Hunt,” but he didn’t receive the critical acclaim he had hoped for.
He also went back to representing TV shows, and on October 7th, 1963, he was last seen on TV in an ABC therapeutic show arrangement called “Limit.”
Alongside legendary performer Jane Fonda, he won his first important role in the film adaptation of “Unshod in the Park” because to his all-American good looks and exceptional talent.
He was cast in the western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in 1969, which propelled him to distinction and brought him widespread acclaim. Not belonging to the “pretty-kid” category, he sought more challenging endeavors and burst enormous sex advances on screen in the 1969 films “Downhill Racer” and “Disclose to Them Willie Boy Is Here.”
He quickly rose to prominence as an environmentalist activist and even faced death threats in the US for his “condition benign” achievements.
Such technicalities had no effect on his will to succeed. While everything was going on, his career was flourishing thanks to the 1973 releases of “The Way We Were” and “The Sting.”
He experimented with various techniques for all the more challenging roles, and his performance in the political melodrama “All the President’s Men” in 1976 brought him another box-office success.
He appeared in movies like “The Natural” and “Out of Africa” in the middle of the 1980s, and he also worked behind the camera on “The Milagro Beanfield War,” which was released in 1988.
He oversaw the production of the acclaimed family drama “A River Runs Through It,” starring Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer, in 1992.
Redford also appeared in “Lions for Lambs” in 2007 and served as the director of “The Conspirator” in 2011. He also appeared in and directed the Shia LaBeouf film “The Company You Keep” the following year.
Awards and Successes
Robert received an Academy Award for “Best Director” for the 1980 release of “Normal People.” At the 74th Academy Awards in 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, he received the esteemed “Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.”
He was chosen as the “Chevalier” of the “Legion d’honneur” on October 14, 2010. Redford was dubbed the “Adoptive parent of Indie Film” by Time magazine when they named him one of the “Most Influential People in the World” in their Time 100 list in April 2014.
Redford received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016.
Robert Redford’s Earnings and Net Worth
Robert’s acting career has earned him a net worth of $200 million as of 2022.