Ten fun facts about Robert Redford
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Robert Redford was born Charles Robert Redford Jr was born on August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
His dad, Charles Robert Redford, was an accountant for Standard Oil Company.
He studied art at the Pratt Institute of Art and lived as a Europe for a while indulging in his passion as a professional painter.
He then decided to give acting a try and studied at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts.Fact 5
Robert has starred in a number of very successful movie and television roles throughout his career. He often stars in roles in period pieces that are dedicated to some aspect of history.Fact 6
His breakthrough role was when he played the Sundance Kid with Paul Newman in the William Goldman movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in 1969.Fact 7
He won the Oscar award for Best Director for the 1981 movie, “Ordinary People”.Fact 8
He also won the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and was awarded French Knighthood in the Legion d’Honneur in the year 2010.Fact 9
Robert Redford is credited as being the person responsible for founding the Sundance Film Festival.Fact 10
He loves to fish and actually accepted a fishing rod for his first professional acting experience on a television game show instead of the money that he was originally promised. Go to more people facts ❯
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