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20 Facts About Robert Redford

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Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.

Robert Redford by George Pollen

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Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Park City, Utah.

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Redford's career began in 1960 as a guest star on numerous TV shows, including: The Untouchables, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone, among others.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted and executive produced by Alfred Hitchcock, which aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965.

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He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont.

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His greatest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.

Marvin Neil Simon is an American playwright, screenwriter and author.

Newlyweds are people who have recently entered into a marriage.

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Redford made his film debut in War Hunt.

War Hunt is a 1962 war film starring John Saxon, Robert Redford and Charles Aidman.

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His role in Inside Daisy Clover won him a Golden Globe for best new star.

Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan and based on Gavin Lambert's 1963 novel of the same name.

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He starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which was a huge success and made him a major star.

Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch in the American Old West.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman.

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In 1972, he had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson, and in 1973 had the greatest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss.

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The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men was a landmark film for Redford.

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The first film that Redford directed, Ordinary People, was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars, and in the same year, he starred in Brubaker.

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He starred in Out of Africa, which was an enormous critical and box office success, and won seven Oscars including Best Picture, proving to be his greatest success of the decade.

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He released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992.

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Redford won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Director in 1981 for directing Ordinary People.

Best Director is the name of an award which is presented by various film, television and theatre organizations, festivals, and people's awards.

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He was previously nominated for Best Actor in 1974 for his performance in The Sting, and went on to receive Best Director and Best Picture nominations in 1995 for Quiz Show.

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He won a second Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

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In 2010, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.

The Legion of Honour, full name National Order of the Legion of Honour, is the highest French order for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.

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He has won BAFTA, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Screen Actors Guild Award is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.

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In April 2014, Time Magazine included Redford in their annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World", declaring him the "Godfather of Indie Film".

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In 2016, President Barack Obama honored Redford with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States.

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States.

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