Robert Redford Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Children, Height
Robert Redford is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, as well as a philanthropist. He is famous for his roles in films like ‘The Sting’, ‘The Way We Were’, and so on.
Early Life of Actor
Robert Redford was born Charles Robert Redford Jr on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, United States. As of 2019, he is 82 years old and his sun sign is Leo. His parents are Charles Robert Redford Sr. and Martha W. He has a stepbrother whose name is William Redford. During his childhood, his family moved to Van Nuys, California, where he learned at Van Nuys High School.
He is of English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish, and Cornish descent and holds an American nationality. From his teenage, Robert was good mainly in sports: baseball, football, tennis, track, and field while he admittedly foundered at other things.
He studied at the University of Colorado and was an individual from the Kappa Sigma society. Later on, he went around Europe and then contemplated painting at Pratt Institute and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Brooklyn and New York City separately.
Robert has an outstanding height standing at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 73 kg. In addition, he has blonde hair color and blue eyes color.
Who is Robert Redford’s Wife? Does he have any Children?
Redford married twice in his life. He married Lola Van Wagenen in 1958 and divorced her in the year 1985. The couple had four children: Shauna, Amy, Scott, and James. Among them, Amy Redford is a popular American actress.
Apart from that, Robert Redford has been in relationships with Lena Olin, Kathy O’Rear, and Sonia Braga. Afterward, he married Sibylle Szaggars on 11th Jul 2009 at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. In the present years, they are enjoying a blissful life.
However, once Robert Redford refused to be drawn into the Oscars race controversy Thursday as the Sundance Film Festival he founded got underway in the mountains of Utah.
“I am not into Oscars, I am not into that,” Redford told reporters as he kicked off the annual gathering a showcase for independent films in the ski resort of Park City. “For me, it’s about the work,” he said.
The festival opened amid a storm of controversy in Hollywood over the lack of black actors nominated for the Oscars for the second year in a row. Filmmaker Spike Lee and actor Will Smith, as well as his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, have said they would not attend the Academy Awards on February 28 over this year’s all-white Oscar nominations.
How much is Robert Redford Net Worth and Salary?
Presently, he has a net worth of $170 million dollars due to his acting career. Besides this, his one film, “The Sting” in 1973 gathered $160 million in the cinema world. From the entertainment industry with so many career milestones, he has received good salaries and incomes.
Apart from that, Robert Redford is also famous for being the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
In 1960, he featured as a rationally insecure man in ‘Breakdown’, one of the scenes of ‘Safeguard 8’, a high-adrenaline arrangement. He made his film make a big appearance with ‘War Hunt’ in 1962, yet he didn’t pick up the acknowledgment he anticipated.
Furthermore, he backpedaled to representing TV programs and was most recently seen on TV in an ABC therapeutic show arrangement, ‘Limit’ on the seventh of October, 1963. He soon chose to expand his perspectives and attempted his hand at theater. He was given little parts in ‘Tall Story’, ‘Sunday in New York’ and ‘Unshod in the Park’.
Additionally, he tried different things with all the more difficult parts and scored another hit in the cinema world with his execution in the political dramatization, ‘All the President’s Men’, in 1976. It was around this time, he built up the Sundance Institute and the subsequent, Sundance Film Festival, which has been effectively displaying autonomous film ventures for more than two decades.
Likewise, he featured in the 2007 show, ‘Lions for Lambs’ and coordinated the film, ‘The Conspirator’ in 2011. The same year, he additionally showed up in and coordinated the Shia LaBeouf motion picture, ‘The Company You Keep’.
However, his greatest leap forward came in 1967 with the film, “Shoeless in the Park”. This rom-com went ahead to end up noticeably one of the greatest hits in the late 60s and earned Redford incredible acclaim for his acting.
He won an Academy Award for ‘Best Director for the film, ‘Normal People’, discharged in 1980. In 2002, he has exhibited the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 74th Academy Awards. Similarly, he was granted the prestigious ‘The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize’, in 2008. On October 14, 2010, he was picked as the “Chevalier” of the ‘Legion d’honneur’.
In April 2014, Time magazine included Redford in their yearly Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”, proclaiming him the “Adoptive parent of Indie Film”. Similarly, in 2016, President Barack Obama respected Redford with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Robert began his acting career in the 50s and he featured in various shows including ‘Perry Mason, ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents, ‘Highway 66’, ‘Playhouse 90’, ‘The Twilight Zone, and some more.