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|Birth Place:||Santa Monica, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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After leaving college, worked as a carpenter, shop assistant, and oil field worker
Traveled to Europe and lived in Paris and Florence
TV debut, "Perry Mason" (CBS)
Made Broadway debut with minor role in comedy "Tall Story"
Landed breakthrough TV role playing a Nazi soldier opposite Charles Laughton in "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," the final installment of "Playhouse 90" (CBS)
First major role on Broadway, "Sunday in New York"
Bought Utah ranch THAT eventually became home of Sundance Film Festival
Made film acting debut in "War Hunt"; Sydney Pollack co-starred
Received Emmy nomination for supporting role in "The Voice of Charlie Pont"; aired on "Alcoa Premiere" (ABC)
First film with Natalie Wood, "Inside Daisy Clover"; portrayed a bisexual movie star
Initial screen teaming with Jane Fonda, "The Chase"
Reteamed with Natalie Wood in "This Property Is Condemned," directed by Sydney Pollack
Recreated stage role of uptight newlywed Paul Bratter in film version of "Barefoot in the Park" opposite Jane Fonda
Formed Wildwood International (later renamed Wildwood Enterprises)
Landed breakthrough screen role as Harry Longbaugh aka 'The Sundance Kid' in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," co-starring Paul Newman; directed by George Roy Hill and scripted by William Goldman
First film produced under Wildwood banner, "Downhill Racer"
Played a jewel thief in comedy "The Hot Rock," scripted by William Goldman
Starred as frontiersman "Jeremiah Johnson"; directed by Sydney Pollack
Cast as a Kennedy-esque politician in "The Candidate," scripted by Oscar-winner Jeremy Larner
Starred opposite Barbra Streisand in romantic drama "The Way We Were," directed by Sydney Pollack
Reteamed with Paul Newman and director George Roy Hill for period caper comedy "The Sting"
First made exhibitors' annual poll of top ten box office stars; placed 5th
Starred as F. Scott Fitzgerald's anti-hero Jay Gatsby in lavish film remake "The Great Gatsby"
Reunited with director George Roy Hill and screenwriter William Goldman for period comedy-drama "The Great Waldo Pepper"; played a barnstorming pilot
Portrayed <i>Washington Post</i> journalist Bob Woodward (to Dustin Hoffman's Carl Bernstein) in political drama "All the President's Men," written by William Goldman
Again placed 5th in annual exhibitors' box office poll
Reteamed with Jane Fonda in romantic comedy "The Electric Horseman"
Featured directorial debut, "Ordinary People"; film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director
Founded Sundance Institute and its film and theater development lab
Founded environmental organization Institute for Resource Management
Starred as baseball player Roy Hobbs in screen adaptation of "The Natural"
Portrayed Denys Finch Hatton, a British adventurer who romances author Isak Dinesen (Meryl Streep) in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Out of Africa"; Sydney Pollack directed
Returned to screen comedy as a lawyer in "Legal Eagles"
Served as executive producer on "Promised Land," which was fostered by Sundance Institute
Formed second production company South Fork Films to produce modestly-budgeted films
Helmed second film "The Milagro Beanfield War"
Formally assumed control of U.S. Film Festival and renamed it Sundance Film Festival
Experienced box office failure with big-budget romance "Havana," helmed by Pollack
Executive produced and narrated documentary "Incident at Ogala," directed by Michael Apted
Directed third feature, an adaptation of Norman MacLean's autobiographical novella "A River Runs Through It"; also produced and gave uncredited narration
Starred in "Indecent Proposal" as a wealthy man who offers $1 million to a couple (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson) for one night with the wife
Executive produced Steven Soderbergh's underrated "King of the Hill"
Helmed period drama "Quiz Show," about the 1950s TV quiz show scandals
Signed with Showtime Networks to form The Sundance Film Channel, a 24-hour pay cable station featuring independent films
Played a veteran newsman who mentors and romances Michelle Pfeiffer in "Up Close and Personal"
Served as executive producer of Edward Burns' second film "She's the One"
Announced formation of Sundance Cinemas, a chain of movie theaters showing independent films; venture was a joint effort with GC Companies, which operated the General Cinema movie theaters
Executive produced Edward Burns' "No Looking Back"
Directed himself for the first time in "The Horse Whisperer"; also produced
Served as producer on "A Civil Action"
Executive produced well-received "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"
Directed sixth motion picture "The Legend of Bagger Vance," a period drama about a Southern golfer and his mysterious caddy; starred Will Smith and Matt Damon
Played leading role in "The Last Castle"
Co-starred with Brad Pitt in "Spy Game"
Cast opposite Helen Mirren in thriller "The Clearing"
Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman in Lasse Hallström drama "An Unfinished Life"
Voiced Ike the Horse in feature adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel "Charlotte's Web"
Directed first film in seven years "Lions for Lambs," about America's role in Afghanistan; also acted opposite Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep
Directed historical drama "The Conspirator," starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright
Produced, directed, and starred in thriller "The Company You Keep"
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