Date of Birth : Aug 18th 1939
American film director, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
TV and stage experience coupled with all-American good looks led to movies and a breakthrough role as the Sundance Kid, in 1969, when the actor was thirty-two. Way We Were, The (1973) and Sting, The (1973), both in 1973, made Redford No. 1 at the box office for the next three years. Redford used his clout to advance environmental causes and his riches to acquire Utah property, which he transformed into a ranch and the Sundance ski resort. In 1980, he established the Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers.
In 1980, he established the Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers. Its annual film festival has become one of the world’s most influential.