Draws on the actor, director, and producer's personal documents to offer insight into his complex life behind his famous roles, discussing the death of his son, his relationship with Sydney Pollack, and his establishment of the Sundance Film Festival.
Although his face would be recognized anywhere in America, few people can really say they know Robert Redford, who has somehow managed to guard his privacy while guiding a remarkable career in film and philanthropy. But Redford finally opened up for Michael Feeney Callan, sitting for hours of interviews and giving the renowned biographer of Anthony Hopkins and Sean Connery full access to all of his personal papers and archives. The star of BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, THE STING, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, and THE NATURAL reveals engaging insights about all of his most famous roles and his Hollywood friendships with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Sydney Pollack and others, but he also speaks candidly about his struggles as a young actor and the death of his infant son in 1959. While Redford will always be remembered for his magnetic onscreen persona, his most enduring cinematic legacy may be as founder of the Sundance Film Festival, which has truly revolutionized the world of film. He reflects on the genesis of Sundance and its lasting significance in this terrific biography, which captures the star who captured America's heart in the 1970s.
- Biography + Autobiography
- Entertainment + Performing Arts
- June 30, 2011
- May 3, 2011
- Michael Feeney Callan
- Mark Deakins (Narrator)