Robert Redford Biography
Born Charles Robert Redford Jr., is an award-winning American actor, director, author, and activist. He was named the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2014. He began his career in 1960 after performing on stage in the late 1950s.
His appearance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962) earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination. His most notable and successful performance was in 1963. He played the role of newly-wed husband of co-star Elizabeth Ashley’s character. His film debut was the 1962 film, War Hunt. He began his career as a director in 1980 when he directed the film Ordinary People. For the film, he won an Academy Award for Best Director award.
Robert Redford Age
Robert was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California. He is 85 years old as of 2021.
Robert Redford Height
The actor stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.79 meters). He is of average body weight. Further details about his body measurements will be updated soon.
Robert Redford Family
Redford was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. His parents are Martha hart and Charles Robert Redford. His mother died in 1955 while his father died in 1991. He was an accountant and milkman. Robert has a half-brother, his father’s son from his first marriage. Redford is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
Robert Redford Wife
Robert has been married twice. he married his first wife Lola Van Wagenen on August 9, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She got married in a Mormon wedding ceremony. They gave birth to four children Scott Anthony Redford, Shauna Jean Redford, David James Redford, and Amy Hart Redford.
The two finalized their divorce in 1985. His second marriage is to his longtime partner, Sibylle Szaggars. they got married at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. Before getting married. The two lived together in Redford’s home in Sundance, Utah.
Robert Redford Kids
Robert has four children from his first marriage. First son Scott Anthony Redford born September 1, 1959 – November 17, 1959, died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 2½ months. His second child Shauna Jean Redford was born November 15, 1960. She is a painter and is married to Eric Schlosser a journalist. Third child David James Redford born May 5, 1962 – October 16, 2020, was a writer and producer. Amy Hart Redford was born on October 22, 1970. She is an actress, director, and producer.
Robert Redford Career
Redford began acting on stage in the late 1950s. His most notable and successful performance was in 1963. He played the role of newly-wed husband of co-star Elizabeth Ashley’s character. He made his television debut in 1960. Robert appeared on tv shows including; Naked City, Maverick, The Untouchables, The Americans, Whispering Smith, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, and Tate. He played Danny Tilford in Rescue 8 in one of the last episodes “Breakdown”.
He made his film debut in 1960 after appearing in the film Tall Story. Robert later appeared in War Hunt. He played a soldier in the war comedy Situation Hopeless … But Not Serious. His role in the 1965 film Inside Daisy Clover earned him a Golden Globe for a best new star. In 1969, he starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The film earned him great success and recognition. He won a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA).
In 1973, Robert’s box office success began with Jeremiah Johnson’s (1972) box office earnings placing it at No.2 highest-grossing film of 1973. Followed by films like Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were, and The Sting. In 1979, he starred in the adventure romance The Electric Horseman. He went on to appear in other films including; Legal Eagles, The Natural, and Out of Africa.
His directorial credits including; A River Runs Through It, Downhill Racer, Ordinary People, The Milagro Beanfield War, A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. Redford has been awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005, The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2008, and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Brown University in 2008. In 2017, the actor received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Robert earned an Honorary César at the 44th César Awards in Paris on February 22, 2019.
Robert Redford Movies
- The Sting
- The Old Man & The Gun
- Out of Africa
- The Natural
- The Horse Whisperer
- Spy Game
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- The Way We Were
- Jeremiah Johnson
- All is Lost
- Our Souls at Night
- The Great Gatsby
- A Walk in the Woods
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Three Days of the Condor
- A River Runs Through It
- Up Close & Personal
Robert Redford Net Worth
Redford has an estimated net worth of $200 million.