Robert Redford


Actor, Director
Robert Redford

About

Also Known As
Charles Robert Redford Jr.
Birth Place
Santa Monica, California, USA
Born
August 18, 1936

Biography

One of the most iconic actors of his generation, Robert Redford is perhaps best known for his role as the Sundance Kid in the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), the namesake for the now famous Sundance Film Festival which Redford helped found. Born in Santa Monica, California in 1936, Redford tried his hand at sketching and painting before discovering his love of acting. H...

Photos & Videos

The Way We Were - Movie Poster
The Candidate (1972) - Movie Poster
The Sting - Movie Posters

Family & Companions

Lola Jean Redford
Wife
Activist. Born in 1940; married on September 12, 1958; dropped out of college to marry Redford; divorced in 1985.
Sonia Braga
Companion
Actor. Dated in the late 1980s.
Kathy O'Rear
Companion
Costume designer. Worked on costumes for "A River Runs Through It" and "Quiz Show"; together from the late 1980s until c. 1996.
Sibylle Szaggars
Companion
Painter. Began relationship c. 1998.

Bibliography

"Robert Redford"
Bruce Crowther, Spellmount (1985)
"Robert Redford"
David Downing, W.H. Allen & Co. (1982)
"The Films of Robert Redford"
James Spada, Citadel Press (1977)

Notes

"Bob is a minimalist, he withholds, he never seduces his audience but makes them come to him."---film director Sydney Pollack to Los Angeles Times December 9, 1990

Redford on his transition from sports to art while in college: "It had to do with defining a lot of emotional stuff that was never formed right. For some people it's therapy. Maybe it is for all of us. For me it was anger and finding a place to put my disappointment and frustration with a lot of things. I was a mess. I was somewhat in trouble socially. I lost my (basketball) scholarship pretty quick after I discovered drinking. When I left (college) and got into art, that got me out ... finding my place in the world had a lot to do with acting."---Redford quoted in Los Angeles Times December 9, 1990

Biography

One of the most iconic actors of his generation, Robert Redford is perhaps best known for his role as the Sundance Kid in the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), the namesake for the now famous Sundance Film Festival which Redford helped found. Born in Santa Monica, California in 1936, Redford tried his hand at sketching and painting before discovering his love of acting. He found initial success on stage, making his Broadway debut in "Tall Story" in 1959. He would earn tremendous acclaim starring in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" in 1963, by which point he was also pursuing roles on screen, appearing on TV series like "Maverick" (ABC, 1957-1962) and "Perry Mason" (CBS, 1957-1966). After appearing alongside Marlon Brando in "The Chase" 1965, Redford reprised his role in "Barefoot in the Park" (1967) for the movie adaptation, with Jane Fonda in the female lead. The movie was a hit and Redford quickly became a major star. He would go on to star in memorable films like "The Candidate" (1972), "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972), "The Way We Were" (1973), and "All the President's Men" (1976). In 1978, Redford's business partner Sterling Van Wagenen was inspired to launch an independent film festival, leading to the pair collaborating on the Sundance Film Festival, which has since become one of the most relevant and respected film festivals in the world. Around this same time, Redford also took a keen interest in directing, stepping behind the camera to helm the acclaimed family drama "Ordinary People" (1980). His directorial efforts would remain successful with "A River Runs Through It" (1983), "Quiz Show" (1994), and the political drama "Lions for Lambs" (2007). He would remain a successful actor however, appearing in everything from the landmark, one-man film "All is Lost" (2013) to "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014). In 2017, Redford re-teamed with one of his first major screen partners, co-starring with Jane Fonda in "Our Souls at Night." This was followed by what he claimed would be his farewell performance, starring in "The Old Man and the Gun" (2018) opposite Sissy Spacek.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Company You Keep (2013)
Director
The Conspirator (2011)
Director
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Director
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Director
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Director
Quiz Show (1994)
Director
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Director
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Director
Ordinary People (1980)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Avengers: End Game (2019)
The Old Man and the Gun (2018)
The Discovery (2017)
Our Souls at Night (2017)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2015)
Himself
Truth (2015)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
The Company You Keep (2013)
All is Lost (2013)
Casting By (2013)
A Fierce Green Fire (2012)
Narrator
Buck (2011)
Himself
The Unforeseen (2007)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Charlotte's Web (2006)
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Trudell (2005)
Himself
The Clearing (2004)
Wayne Hayes
Sacred Planet (2004)
Narrator
The Last Castle (2001)
Sundance20 (2001)
Himself
Spy Game (2001)
Nathan Muir
New York in the Fifties (2000)
Himself
Forever Hollywood (1999)
Himself
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Anthem (1997)
Himself
Independent's Day (1997)
Himself
Up Close and Personal (1996)
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
Himself
Inside the Academy Awards '95 (1995)
Performer
Indecent Proposal (1993)
John Gage
Sneakers (1992)
Incident at Oglala (1992)
Narrator
A River Runs Through It (1992)
To Protect Mother Earth (1990)
Narrator
Havana (1990)
Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven (1989)
Narration
Legal Eagles (1986)
Out Of Africa (1985)
The Natural (1984)
Brubaker (1980)
The Electric Horseman (1979)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
All The President's Men (1976)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
[Joe] Turner
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain (1974)
Narrator
The Sting (1973)
Johnny Hooker
The Way We Were (1973)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Jeremiah Johnson
The Hot Rock (1972)
[John] Dortmunder
The Candidate (1972)
Bill McKay
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)
Big Halsy
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
The Sundance Kid [also known as Harry Longabaugh]
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Christopher Cooper
Downhill Racer (1969)
David Chappellet
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Paul Bratter
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Owen Legate
The Chase (1966)
Bubber Reeves
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Wade Lewis
Situation Hopeless--But Not Serious (1965)
Hank
War Hunt (1962)
Pvt. Roy Loomis

Producer (Feature Film)

The Mustang (2019)
Executive Producer
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)
Executive Producer
The Old Man and the Gun (2018)
Producer
Our Souls at Night (2017)
Producer
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Producer
The Adderall Diaries (2015)
Executive Producer
The Company You Keep (2013)
Producer
The Conspirator (2011)
Producer
The Unforeseen (2007)
Executive Producer
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Producer
People I Know (2003)
Executive Producer
The Motorcycle Diaries (2002)
Executive Producer
Love in the Time of Money (2002)
Executive Producer
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Executive Producer
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Producer
The Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Executive Producer
No Looking Back (1998)
Executive Producer
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Producer
A Civil Action (1998)
Producer
She's the One (1996)
Executive Producer
Grand Avenue (1996)
Executive Producer
Quiz Show (1994)
Producer
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Producer ("Presents")
King of the Hill (1993)
Executive Producer
Incident at Oglala (1992)
Executive Producer
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Producer
The Dark Wind (1991)
Executive Producer
Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven (1989)
Executive Producer
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Producer
Some Girls (1988)
Executive Producer
Promised Land (1988)
Executive Producer
The Candidate (1972)
Executive Producer

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
Special Thanks To
Committed (2000)
Special Thanks To

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Trudell (2005)
Other
Sundance20 (2001)
Other
New York in the Fifties (2000)
Other
Forever Hollywood (1999)
Other
Independent's Day (1997)
Other
Anthem (1997)
Other
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
Other

Cast (Special)

Il était une fois...Les Trois jours du Condor (2011)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002)
Performer
Robert Redford (2002)
Paul Newman - Bravo Profile (2001)
History vs. Hollywood (2001)
The Mystery of Chaco Canyon (2000)
Narrator
Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw (2000)
Bill Bradley: In the Game (1999)
Independent's Day (1998)
Visions of Grace: Robert Redford and "The Horse Whisperer" (1998)
Wallace Stegner: A Writer's Life (1997)
Narration
The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)
Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel (1995)
Stars in the Making (1995)
Interviewee
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1992)
Performer
Hollywood and Politics (1992)
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1990)
Three Flags Over Everest (1990)
Narration
The New Hollywood (1990)
Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies (1990)
The Challenge to Wildlife: A Public Television Special Report (1990)
World Of Audubon: Wolves (1989)
Narration
World Of Audubon: Wolves (1989)
Host
Grizzly and Man: Uneasy Truce (1988)
Narration
The Golden Eagle Awards (1987)
Performer
California Condor (1986)
Narrator

Producer (Special)

Visions of Grace: Robert Redford and "The Horse Whisperer" (1998)
Executive Producer

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Tanner on Tanner (2004)
Himself

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

Coyote Waits (2003)
Executive Producer
A Thief of Time (2003)
Executive Producer
Skinwalkers (2002)
Executive Producer

Life Events

1958

Made TV debut on legal drama "Perry Mason" (CBS)

1959

Made his Broadway debut in "Tall Story."

1960

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)

1960

Made his TV debut on an episode of "Maverick," and went on to appear on "Playhouse 90," "Moment of Fear," and "Tate" that same year.

1961

Landed first major role on Broadway in "Sunday in New York"

1962

Made film acting debut in "War Hunt"; Sydney Pollack co-starred

1963

Received Emmy nomination for supporting role in "The Voice of Charlie Pont"; aired on "Alcoa Premiere" (ABC)

1963

Co-starred on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park."

1965

Portrayed a bisexual movie star in "Inside Daisy Clover" opposite Natalie Wood

1965

Appeared in the movie "The Chase."

1966

Reteamed with Natalie Wood in "This Property Is Condemned," directed by Sydney Pollack

1967

Recreated stage role of uptight newlywed Paul Bratter in film version of "Barefoot in the Park" opposite Jane Fonda

1968

Formed production company Wildwood International (later renamed Wildwood Enterprises)

1969

Produced first film under Wildwood banner, "Downhill Racer"

1969

Landed breakthrough screen role as Harry Longbaugh aka The Sundance Kid in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," co-starring Paul Newman

1972

Played a jewel thief in comedy "The Hot Rock," scripted by William Goldman

1972

Cast as a Kennedy-esque politician in "The Candidate," scripted by Oscar-winner Jeremy Larner

1972

Starred as frontiersman "Jeremiah Johnson"; directed by Sydney Pollack

1973

Starred opposite Barbra Streisand in romantic drama "The Way We Were," directed by Sydney Pollack

1973

Reteamed with Paul Newman and director George Roy Hill for period caper comedy "The Sting"

1974

Starred as F. Scott Fitzgerald's anti-hero Jay Gatsby in lavish film remake "The Great Gatsby"

1975

Reunited with director George Roy Hill and screenwriter William Goldman for period comedy-drama "The Great Waldo Pepper"; played a barnstorming pilot

1976

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

1979

Reteamed with Jane Fonda in romantic comedy "The Electric Horseman"

1980

Made directorial debut with "Ordinary People"; film won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director

1980

Founded Sundance Institute and its film and theater development lab

1983

Founded environmental organization Institute for Resource Management

1984

Starred as baseball player Roy Hobbs in screen adaptation of "The Natural"

1985

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

1986

Returned to screen comedy as a lawyer in "Legal Eagles"

1987

Formed second production company South Fork Films to produce modestly-budgeted films

1987

Served as executive producer on "Promised Land," which was fostered by Sundance Institute

1988

Helmed second film "The Milagro Beanfield War"

1989

Assumed control of U.S. Film Festival and renamed it Sundance Film Festival

1990

Experienced box office failure with big-budget romance "Havana," helmed by Pollack

1992

Executive produced and narrated documentary "Incident at Ogala," directed by Michael Apted

1992

Directed third feature, an adaptation of Norman MacLean's autobiographical novella "A River Runs Through It"; also produced and gave uncredited narration

1993

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

1993

Executive produced Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill"

1994

Helmed period drama "Quiz Show," about the 1950s TV quiz show scandals

1995

Signed with Showtime Networks to form The Sundance Film Channel, a 24-hour pay cable station featuring independent films

1996

Played a veteran newsman who mentors and romances Michelle Pfeiffer in "Up Close and Personal"

1996

Served as executive producer of Edward Burns' second film "She's the One"

1997

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

1998

Served as producer on "A Civil Action"

1998

Executive produced Edward Burns' "No Looking Back"

1998

Directed himself for the first time in "The Horse Whisperer"; also produced

2000

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

2000

Executive produced well-received "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

2001

Played leading role in "The Last Castle"

2001

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in "Spy Game"

2004

Cast opposite Helen Mirren in thriller "The Clearing"

2005

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman in Lasse Hallström drama "An Unfinished Life"

2006

Voiced Ike the Horse in feature adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel "Charlotte's Web"

2007

Directed first film in seven years "Lions for Lambs," about America's role in Afghanistan; also acted opposite Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep

2010

Directed historical drama "The Conspirator," starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright

2012

Produced, directed, and starred in thriller "The Company You Keep"

2013

Was the only on-screen presence in J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," the story of an unnamed sailor's fight against the elements

2014

Appeared as Alexander Pierce in Marvel Cinematic Universe film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

2015

Starred as author Bill Bryson opposite Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson in "A Walk in the Woods"

2017

Paired with Jane Fonda again in "Our Souls at Night"

2018

Starred in what he claimed would be his final movie, "The Old Man with the Gun"

Photo Collections

The Way We Were - Movie Poster
The Way We Were - Movie Poster
The Candidate (1972) - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Candidate (1972), starring Robert Redford and directed by Michael Ritchie. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Sting - Movie Posters
Here are a few variations of the one-sheet movie poster for The Sting (1973), starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Three Days of the Condor - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Three Days of the Condor (1975), starring Robert Redford. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release movie posters from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Videos

Movie Clip

All The President's Men (1976) - Somebody Got To Her Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) in the Washington Post newsroom, decide to follow up on damning calls to the White House, in Alan J. Pakula's All The President's Men, 1976, from Woodward and Bernstein's book and William Goldman's screenplay.
Brubaker (1980) - Leave The Ears Following the final credit for director Stuart Rosenberg, Robert Redford, under the name Collins, at prison intake, meets Jon Van Ness as wise-guy Zaranska, Everett McGill as scary trusty Caldwell, Yaphet Kotto as Coombes, Val Avery running the barracks and David Keith on air guitar, early in Brubaker, 1980.
Brubaker (1980) - R-E-S-P-E-C-T The big reveal, title character Robert Redford has been known as inmate Collins, announcing he’s the title character when death-row inmate Walter (Morgan Freeman in his first movie role!) grabs already banged-up prisoner Bullen (David Keith), Yaphet Kotto and Joe Spinell standing back, in Brubaker, 1980.
Brubaker (1980) - Can You Hear Me Now? Title character Robert Redford is the new warden who, until now, had been under-cover as an inmate, speaking to his charges with his trusty staff (Matt Clark, Joe Spinell, Yaphet Kotto) in support, and receiving state officials, Jane Alexander as Lillian Gray, Murray Hamilton her boss Deach, in Brubaker, 1980.
Natural, The (1984) - Open, You Got A Gift Opening from director Barry Levinson, with Robert Redford in the title role, boarding a train, then a flashback, with Paul Sullivan as the young Roy, Robert Rich his father, Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry’s screenplay from the 1952 Bernard Malamud novel, from The Natural, 1984, with Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley and Robert Duvall.
Natural, The (1984) - Get In The Cage After much delay, assistant coach Red (Richard Farnsworth) summons Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) to batting practice, manager Pop (Wilford Brimley) duly attentive, in Barry Levinson's The Natural, 1984.
Natural, The (1984) - He Looks Wild At a rail stop, sportswriter Max (Robert Duvall) arranges a showdown between "The Whammer" (Joe Don Baker) and young Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), John Finnegan as "Sam," Barbara Hershey observing, in The Natural 1984.
Natural, The (1984) - Shoulda Been A Farmer Manager Pop (Wilford Brimley) with commentary from Bernard Malamud's original novel, assistant Red (Richard Farnsworth) supporting, meets middle aged rookie Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), in Barry Levinson's The Natural, 1984.
River Runs Through It, A (1992) - The Body Fuels The Mind 1926, returning to Montana after six years at Dartmouth, Norman Maclean (Craig Sheffer) with his minister father (Tom Skerritt), then brother Paul (Brad Pitt), now a reporter in Helena, in director Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It, 1992, from Maclean’s semi-autobiographical novella.
River Runs Through It, A (1992) - Just The Macleans Montana, 1918, Maclean brothers Norman and Paul (Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt) prove more daring than pals (Michael Cudlitz, Rob Cox, Buck Simmonds) and “shoot the shoots” of the Blackfoot River, in A River Runs Through It, 1992, Robert Redford directing from Norman Maclean’s novella.
River Runs Through It, A (1992) - Let The Fireworks Begin Home to Missoula, Montana in 1926, Dartmouth grad Norman Maclean (Craig Sheffer) inquires with Chub (Michael Cudlitz) about the striking Jesse Burns (Emily Lloyd), later discussing a then-new tune by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson, in Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It, 1992.
All The President's Men (1976) - You Haven't Got It Discussed but not seen until now, Jason Robards Jr. in his Academy Award-winning role as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, shoots down the first story he’s seen by Woodward and Bernstein (Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman), Jack Warden as overruled Rosenfeld, in Alan J. Pakula’s All The President’s Men, 1976.

Trailer

Candidate, The - (Original Trailer) A senate candidate (Robert Redford) finds his ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger in The Candidate (1972).
This Property Is Condemned - (Original Trailer) A small-town girl (Natalie Wood) fights her mother's opposition when she falls for a big-city businessman (Robert Redford) in This Property Is Condemned (1966).
Chase, The - (Original Trailer) A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown in The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
Barefoot in the Park - (Original Trailer) Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star in Neil Simon's comedy Barefoot In The Park (1967) about newlyweds in New York.
Way We Were, The - (Original Trailer) Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in one of the '70's greatest romances wrapped around the turbulent American politics of the 30's and 40's.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here - (Re-issue Trailer) A rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) starring Robert Blake and Robert Redford.
Jeremiah Johnson - (Original Trailer) Robert Redford escapes Western society as a mountain man in Sydney Pollack's Jeremiah Johnson (1972).
Ordinary People -- (Original Trailer) After a young man drowns, his family fights to recover from the trauma in Ordinary People (1980), directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton.
River Runs Through It, A - (Original Trailer) Brad Pitt stars in Robert Redford's film version of the novel about two preacher's sons growing up in rural Montana.
Inside Daisy Clover - (Original Trailer) A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Christopher Plummer.
Milagro Beanfield War, The - (Teaser trailer) Ruben Blades and Sonia Braga star in Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) about developers bested by a very lucky peasant.
Natural, The - (Original Trailer) An overaged baseball player (Robert Redford) comes out of nowhere to save his team in The Natural (1984).

Promo

Family

Charles Robert Redford
Father
Milkman, then accountant for Standard Oil. Born in November 1914 in Rhode Island; died on April 2, 1991 in California; remarried after first wife's death.
Martha Redford
Mother
Born in April 1914; died on May 2, 1955, the year Redford graduated high school.
William Redford
Half-Brother
Born in June 1956.
Scott Redford
Son
Born and died in 1959; died of infant crib syndrome.
Shauna Redford
Daughter
Painter, filmmaker. Born on November 15, 1960; married Eric Schlosser on October 5, 1985 in Provo, Utah; first child born in January 1991, making Redford a grandfather for the first time.
David James Redford
Son
Screenwriter. Born on May 5, 1962; son Dylan born in October 1991; has spoken out in favor of organ donations as he underwent two liver transplants in 1993; founded the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness in 1995; married in 1988; has two children, son Dylan (born in 1991) and daughter Lena (born in 1996).
Amy Hart Redford
Daughter
Actor. Born on October 22, 1970; married photographer Mark Mann on June 25, 2000 in Utah.

Companions

Lola Jean Redford
Wife
Activist. Born in 1940; married on September 12, 1958; dropped out of college to marry Redford; divorced in 1985.
Sonia Braga
Companion
Actor. Dated in the late 1980s.
Kathy O'Rear
Companion
Costume designer. Worked on costumes for "A River Runs Through It" and "Quiz Show"; together from the late 1980s until c. 1996.
Sibylle Szaggars
Companion
Painter. Began relationship c. 1998.

Bibliography

"Robert Redford"
Bruce Crowther, Spellmount (1985)
"Robert Redford"
David Downing, W.H. Allen & Co. (1982)
"The Films of Robert Redford"
James Spada, Citadel Press (1977)

Notes

"Bob is a minimalist, he withholds, he never seduces his audience but makes them come to him."---film director Sydney Pollack to Los Angeles Times December 9, 1990

Redford on his transition from sports to art while in college: "It had to do with defining a lot of emotional stuff that was never formed right. For some people it's therapy. Maybe it is for all of us. For me it was anger and finding a place to put my disappointment and frustration with a lot of things. I was a mess. I was somewhat in trouble socially. I lost my (basketball) scholarship pretty quick after I discovered drinking. When I left (college) and got into art, that got me out ... finding my place in the world had a lot to do with acting."---Redford quoted in Los Angeles Times December 9, 1990

He received an honorary LHD from the University of Colorado (1987).

He was honored with the 1996 National Medal of Freedom from the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Hollywood is a formula industry. It's all about business and profit, and that's why they're always looking at a formula for guaranteed success. You can't make $100 million on a small black-and-white love story or anything that tells about our lives and the diversity out there."---Robert Redford quoted in USA Today, May 8, 1995

"It's become harder and harder each year to maintain our course, because of the overpowering force -- what I would call the more external factors -- like celebrity, fashion, and the media's obsessions with who is there and whether people are wearing black," Redford on Sundance indieWIRE January 26, 2001

"Everyone in Tinseltown is getting pinched, lifted and pulled. For many it's become a sick obsession. They lose some of their soul when they go under the knife and end up looking body snatched. People should preserve their time in history. I'm happy to make the best of what I've got."---Redford to US January 2002

"Celebrity is a big part of the American social system. I'm certainly grateful for what it's done for me, but I do think that celebrity is overdone in our society. I think it's got a dangerous side to it. I think that people should be paying a lot more attention to other issues, rather than who's the top 10 this or... who's the sexiest or the most beautiful."---Redford to NPR September 9, 2003