Robert Redford Biography
Robert Redford, born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, is a renowned American personality known for his achievements as an actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. He is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
In 1960, Robert Redford made his screen debut in the movie Tall Story, where he played a minor role alongside Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda (in her debut), and Ray Walston. However, Redford grew concerned about being typecast as a blond male stereotype and declined roles in popular films such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate.
Time Magazine recognized Robert Redford as one of the “Most Influential People in the World” in their annual TIME 100 list of April 2014, referring to him as the “Godfather of Indie Film”.