Who is Robert Redford?

Robert Redford is a former American actor, a director, and an activist who is a recipient of two Academy Awards. He is well-known for his role as the Sundance Kid in the 1969 American Western movie, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ as well as for the role of Deputy Sheriff Christopher ‘Coop’ Cooper in the 1969 Technicolor western movie, ‘Tell Them Willie Boy is Here’.

Quick Infos
Full NameCharles Robert Redford Jr.
Date of birthAugust 18, 1936
Birth PlaceSanta Monica, California, United States
Parent(s)Martha Hart
Charles Robert Redford Senior
OccupationActor, Director, Activist
Wife(s)Lola Van Wagenen (1958-1985)
Sibylle Szaggars (2009-Present)
Age84 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Net worthUS $200 million

Another one of his most notable roles is the role of David Chappellet in the 1969 American sports drama movie, ‘Downhill Racer’ alongside actors like Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv. Moreover, Robert Redford is also an environmentalist and a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a United States-based non-profit international environmental advocacy group.

Robert Redford

Bio and Young

Robert Redford’s full name is Charles Robert Redford Junior. He was born on 18 August 1936 in Santa Monica, California to mother, Martha Hart, and to father, Charles Robert Redford Senior who was an accountant. He has a half-sibling whose name is William from his father’s previous marriage. Robert Redford described himself as an average student who was interested in arts and sports rather than education. He was friends with the American professional baseball player, Donald Scott Drysdale, and the professional American tennis player, Ricardo Alonso ’Pancho’ Gonzalez. Besides this, he is currently 84 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.


Nationality, Age, Weight, and Height

Robert Redford holds an American nationality and descends from English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish, Scots-Irish, and Cornish ancestry. He is an atheist and seems not to believe in any religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.79m/179cms) tall and weighs around 77kgs (169.5lbs). Moreover, he has an average build body with a pair of blue colored eyes with blonde hair.



Robert Redford studied and completed his high-school at the Van Nuys High School, a public high school located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. For further studies, he studied at the University of Colorado Boulder, a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado from where he was kicked out due to his heavy drinking problem. Later, he took painting classes at the Pratt Institute, a private university located in Brooklyn, New York, and also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a private performing arts conservatory located in New York City.


Personal Life, Daughter, Son, and Wife

Robert Redford was married to Lola Van Wagenen back in the year 1958. The couple was blessed with four children, Scott Anthony Redford who passed away as an infant, Shauna Jean Redford in the year 1960, David James Redford in the year 1962 and Amy Hart Redford in the year 1970. After being together for over 27 years, the couple separated in the year 1985. Later, Robert Redford got married to Sibylle Szaggars, a German stylist in the year 1996. The two of them have an age difference of 19 years but they have been living happily ever since.

Robert Redford

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Career, Movies, and Wiki

Robert Redford made his debut in the entertainment industry when he played an uncredited role of a basketball player in the 1960 American romantic comedy movie, ‘Tall Story’. His first credited role came in the 1962 war movie, ‘War Hunt’ where he appeared as Private Roy Loomis. Following this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘Inside Daisy Clover’ and ‘Situation Hopeless… But Not Serious’ in the year 1965, ‘This Property is Condemned’ and ‘The Chase’ in the year 1966 and ‘Barefoot in the Park’ in the year 1967.

The year 1969 was his breakthrough year as he got the BAFTA award nomination for all three movies that he starred in. These movies were ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ where he played the role of the Sundance Kid, ‘Tell Them Willie Boy is Here’ where he played the role of Deputy Sheriff Christopher ‘Coop’ Cooper and ‘Downhill Racer’ where he played the role of David Chappellet.

Following the success of these roles, he went on to star in movies like ‘Little Fauss and Big Halsy’ in the year 1970, ‘Jeremiah Johnson’, ‘The Candidate’ and ‘The Hot Rock’ in the year 1972, ‘The Sting’ and ‘The Way We Were’ in the year 1973, ‘The Great Gatsby’ in the year 1974 and ‘Three Days of the Condor’ and ‘The Great Waldo Pepper’ in the year 1975. Moreover, Robert Redford can also be seen starring in movies like ‘All the President’s Men’ in the year 1976, ‘A Bridge Too Far’ in the year 1977, ‘The Electric Horseman’ in the year 1979, ‘Brubaker’ in the year 1980 and ‘The Natural’ in the year 1984.

Similarly, he has appeared in Sydney Pollack’s ‘Havana’ in the year 1990, Phil Alden Robinson’s ‘Sneakers’ and Michael Apted’s ‘Incident at Oglala’ in the year 1992, and Michel Hazanavicius and Dominique Mezerette’s ‘La Classe Americaine’ in the year 1993. After taking a break for three years, he starred as Warren Justice in ‘Up Close and Personal’ in the year 1996 before working as the producer and also starring as Tom Booker in the 1998 American Western drama movie, ‘The Horse Whisperer’.

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Since then, he has starred as well as helped produce movies like ‘The Company You Keep’ in the year 2012, ‘A Walk in the Woods’ in the year 2015, ‘Our Souls at Night’ in the year 2017, and ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ in the year 2018. Furthermore, he has also lent his voice in movies like ‘Charlotte’s Web’ in the year 2006 where he played the voice role of Ike and ‘Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia’ in the year 2020 where he played the voice role of Lokia the Dolphin Monster. Robert Redford also made a cameo in the 2019 American superhero movie, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ before retiring as an actor.


Achievements and Awards

Robert Redford was awarded the Academy Award’s Best Director Award for his work in ‘Ordinary People’ in the year 1980. He was also awarded the Academy Award’s Honorary Award in the year 2002. Likewise, he was awarded the BAFTA Award’s Best Actor in a Leading Role award in the year 1969 for three of his movies, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, ‘Tell Them Willie Boy is Here’ and ‘Downhill Racer.’ Moreover, he was also awarded the Golden Globe Awards’ New Star of the Year award in the year 1965, Best Director award in the year 1980, and Cecil B. DeMille award in the year 1994. Furthermore, he is a recipient of 36 other awards and accolades.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Robert Redford has an approximate net worth of $200 million.