Ten fun facts about Robert Redford

Fact 1
Robert Redford was born Charles Robert Redford Jr was born on August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Fact 2
His dad, Charles Robert Redford, was an accountant for Standard Oil Company.

Fact 3
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.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Robert Redford
Is a famous and very charismatic American actor, producer, film director, philanthropist and environmentalist.

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