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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Robert Redford responds to Oscars snub, questions distribution efforts

Robert Redford responds to Oscars snub, questions distribution efforts

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Many industry observers wondered why the "All is Lost" actor was left of this year's list of nominations.
Kate Stanton
Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- When this year's Academy Awards nominations were announced, many of the expected films and artists were there. But some big names were nowhere to be found.
Gabrielle Levy
Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 71st Golden Globes Awards ceremony is under way in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as co-hosts for the second consecutive year.

Mich. man tosses podium, charges judge after sentence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan man flipped a podium and charged the judge before deputies dragged him from court after being sentenced for murdering his girlfriend, officials say.
'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush" were nominated for the Best Drama Film Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.
'American Hustle' earns New York Film Critics Circle's top honor

'American Hustle' earns New York Film Critics Circle's top honor

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle Tuesday voted "American Hustle" the Best Picture of 2013.
'12 Years a Slave' leads field with 7 Independent Spirit Award nods

'12 Years a Slave' leads field with 7 Independent Spirit Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Director Steve McQueen's epic "12 Years a Slave" led the field with seven nods, including Best Feature, when nominations were announced in Los Angeles.
'12 Years a Slave' up for three Gotham Awards

'12 Years a Slave' up for three Gotham Awards

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," the harrowing true story of how a free black man from New York was kidnapped and forced into slavery, was nominated for three Gotham Awards.
Robert Redford raising funds to raise Colorado River

Robert Redford raising funds to raise Colorado River

PHOENIX, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Redford and son Jamie Redford were in Phoenix to raise money for a plan to revive the Colorado River ecosystem and raise its water levels.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
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Chris Evans apologizes for 'Captain America' traffic delays

CLEVELAND, June 3 (UPI) -- "Captain America" star Chris Evans tweeted an apology to Cleveland motorists stuck in traffic as a result of filming for the super hero movie's sequel.
Robert Redford receives honorary degree

Robert Redford receives honorary degree

SALT LAKE CITY, June 2 (UPI) -- Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford received an honorary doctorate from Westminster College in Utah, college representatives said.

Paris auction of Hopi masks and artifacts nets $1.2 million

PARIS, April 12 (UPI) -- A French court let an auction of ancient American Indian artifacts proceed Friday in Paris, where items brought in $1.2 million amid protest, officials said.

Redford opens West Hollywood indie theater

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Redford announced he is opening the latest in his chain of indie cinema houses on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
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Robert Redford, President and Founder of the Sundance Institute, takes questions during the opening day press conference for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 15, 2009. The festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Charles Robert Redford, Jr. (born August 18, 1936), better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Oscars: one in 1981 for directing Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. His popular films include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Candidate (1972), The Sting (1973), The Way We Were (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), All the President's Men (1976), The Natural (1984), Out of Africa (1985), and Sneakers (1992). As a filmmaker, his notable films include Ordinary People (1980), A River Runs Through It (1992), The Horse Whisperer (1998), and The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).

Redford was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Martha W. (née Hart) and Charles Robert Redford, Sr. (November 19, 1914 – April 2, 1991), a milkman-turned-accountant from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He has a half-brother, William, from his father's re-marriage. Redford is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry.

Redford attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was classmates with baseball player Don Drysdale. He hit tennis balls with Pancho Gonzales at the Los Angeles Tennis Club to warm him up. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. While there, he worked at the famous restaurant/bar The Sink. He later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes in theatrical set design at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

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