10 Questions for Robert Redford
Handsome and Talented
In a career spanning over a half century, Robert Redford has worked as an actor, film director, businessman, model, environmentalist and founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Born in 1937, he grew up in a working class neighborhood in Santa Monica, California, where reading and film became an important escape for him. Of his young life, Redford told Esquire magazine, "The most [my family] could afford was a movie on Saturday night in the neighborhood theater and the library, which, by the way, had a greater impact on me then than I ever knew."