Robert Redford is a former American actor, producer, director, and businessman who is best known for being the founding father of Sundance Film Festival. As an actor, Redford has appeared in films like War Hunt, Out of Africa and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Robert Redford's early life
Robert Redford was born as Charles Robert Redford Jr. on 18th August 1936 in Santa Monica, California. He is the son of Charles Robert Redford Sr. and Martha W. Redford. He has a step-brother named William from his father's previous marriage.
He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed belonging to English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry.
As a child Robert Redford Van Nuys High School from where he graduated in 1954. He was then enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder.
He also studied painting at Pratt Institute and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Robert Redford's married life
Robert Redford has married twice in his life. On September 12, 1958, he married for the first time to Lola Van Wagenen. She is an American historian and environmental activist.
The couple first met in Los Angeles in 1957 and after a year, they turned to husband and wife after marriage.
They were happy for being each other's loving spouse and From their relationship the couple blessed with four children Amy Redford, James Redford, Scott Anthony Redford, Shauna Redford. After spending 27 years together, they shockingly called off their marriage and divorced in 1985.
Robert Redford got married for the second time to his longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars. Sibylle is a German painter. The couple had a long affair with each other, from 1990, they live together and sharing the same house.
They finally married in July 2009 and it seems the couple is happy with each other, has spotted in many events together.
Robert Redford's career
As an actor, Robert has appeared in a number of movies. He made his television debut in a television series named Maverick in 1960. Following this, he appeared in much other television series like Naked City, Tate, Perry Mason, Route 66, etc.
In 1960, he worked in a movie named Tall Story both as a basketball player. His other film includes War Hunt, The Hot Rock, The Sting, Havana. and many others.
Recently in 2017, he was seen as an actor in two movies, The Discovery, and Our Souls at Night. His upcoming film The Old Man and the Gun will release in 2018. Besides, he has also directed movies like, The Conspirator, Quiz Show, Lions for Lambs, featuring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep A River Runs Through It, starring Craig Sheffer and Brad Pitt, etc.
Robert Redford's net worth
The famous actor is still one of the most paid actors in Hollywood. His current net worth is estimated to be around $170 million and who is amongst the largest salary receiver in Hollywood.
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