I'm not going to be bothered if there's a reduced attendanceRedford downplays Sundance concerns Jan 11, 2009
We are engaged and very happy with that. (Sibylle) is my fiancee and that says everything, doesn't itRobert Redford engaged to Sibylle Szaggars May 23, 2008
But considering what's happened, I think we're owed an apologyRedford: Bush owes U.S. apology Jan 19, 2007
I have not been able to do as many films as I'd like to make because of a commitment to Sundance that grew larger than I imagined and when you commit, you commitRedford shocked by success of Sundance Nov 06, 2006
I feel that basically where I am now is that I put a lot of energy and time into supporting the festival, activities that required my personal presenceRobert Redford readying to re-enter cinema Jan 22, 2006
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.