– Date of birth: August 18, 1936
– Place of birth: United States
– Profession: Actor
Charles Robert Redford Jr., better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor and producer, producer, entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist. Redford was born on August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California. Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
Redford debuted on screen in Tall Story (1960). It was a minor role. The stars of the movie were Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda (his debut) and Ray Walston. After this initial success, Redford worries about his image of a blond male stereotype and rejects the roles in Who Fears Virginia Woolf? and the graduate.
In April 2014, Time magazine included Redford in its annual TIME 100 report as one of the “most influential personalities in the world”, declaring it to be the “godfather of independent cinema”.