Robert Redford is an American actor, director and producer. He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award from four nominations, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2014, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In the late 1950s, Redford appeared on stage, and in 1960, he made his television debut on The Twilight Zone. The Voice of Charlie Pont garnered him an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor (1962).
In Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, he starred as the stuffy newlywed spouse of Elizabeth Ashley’s character (1963).
War Hunt was Redford’s feature picture debut (1962). He received a Golden Globe for a best new star for his role in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) alongside Natalie Wood.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), in which he co-starred with Paul Newman, was a box office smash and catapulted him to stardom.
After critical and commercial success with Jeremiah Johnson (1972), he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, which reunited him with Paul Newman. In the same year, he starred in The Way We Were with Barbra Streisand.
Redford made his name as a director with 1976’s All the President’s Men, a critical and commercial success.