(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.
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. (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 attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was classmates with baseball player Don Drysdale.
Robert Redford is currently married to Sibylle Szaggars.
He has been in four celebrity relationships averaging approximately 20.9 years each.
A high-school girlfriend recalled him as "a beautiful specimen, like some Scandinavian god with a fine blond down across his body".
Callan paints a picture of an honest, contradictory character in unceasing pursuit of some sort of resolution.
His latest film as director, The Conspirator, a study of the fallout from the assassination of President Lincoln, is as ambitious and serious as anything he's done.His return to Hollywood was met with an offer to co-star with Jane Fonda in a film adaptation of Barefoot in the Park, released in 1967 to good reviews and even better audience response.However, Redford then passed on both The Graduate and Rosemary's Baby to star in a Western titled Blue.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. 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). He has received two Oscars: one in 1981 for directing Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.