July 12, 2013
Please allow us to introduce the one and only – Robert Redford!
Born in Santa Monica, California in 1936, Robert Redford did not have it easy growing up. His mother’s death, just after he graduated high school, affected him deeply, but encouraged him to seek more out of life.
After spending some time at the University of Colorado, he began to study acting in New York City and it did not take long for Redford to seize various opportunities that would prove to catapult him to fame.
Appearing both on numerous television shows as well as in various Broadway plays, Redford began to shine.
These roles offered him progressively larger roles in film. Following his big screen debut in the 1962 film War Hunt, Redford enjoyed a quite successful acting career highlighted by his roles as:
- Wade Lewis in ‘Inside Daisy Clover’ (won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year—Actor)
- Sundance Kid in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ (BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role; the first of three such awards in the year 1969 for Redford, the other two being in Tell Them Willie Boy is Here and Downhill Racer)
- Johnny Hooker in ‘The Sting’ (nominated for the Academy Award of Best Actor).
- Redford also enjoyed great success as a director and producer, winning the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing—Feature Film, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Director for his 1980 film Ordinary People.
Make A Hero’s award-winning film (thanks in part to Redford) has been selected to over 20 film festivals, accrued 5 awards, and has been used a fundraising tool for adaptive sports groups all over the country.
To date Redford has donated his time to Make A Hero to grow awareness about adaptive sports through his work on the MAH public service announcement, which pairs him with Morgan Freeman.
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