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Robert Redford

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Robert Redford

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1937) is a famous American actor and film director.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Redford is known for his roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, The Sting, The Natural, The Way We Were, Out of Africa, The Great Gatsby, and many others. Redford has also directed the films Ordinary People, Quiz Show, The Legend of Baggar Vance, The Horse Whisperer, The Milagro Beanfield War, and A River Runs Through It . Redford also is responsible for starting the Sundance Film Festival, named after his character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The festival caters to independent filmmakers in the United States and has received some recognition from the industry as a place to option films.

In 1980, the first film Redford directed, Ordinary People, won him the Academy Award for Directing; his 1994 film Quiz Show was nominated for the award but lost to Forrest Gump.

Redford owns a celebrated[1] (http://travel.guardian.co.uk/saturdaysection/story/0,8922,442036,00.html) restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in the former mining town of Park City, Utah. It has both indoor and outdoor seating[2] (http://www.kidzmusic.com/travel/utah/). Redford also owns a ski resort called Sundance Resort [3] (http://www.sundanceresort.com).

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