Charles Robert Redford is an American director, producer, actor and businessman. He has also won Emmy award for his supporting performance as an actor in a movie. He started working in the entertainment world in the Television. He has founded Sundance Film festival for which he gained a lot of recognition. He made his debut movie in the year 1962 titled War Hunt. He has also won four Oscars for his movie Ordinary People in the year 1980. Now, you can check out life, biography, career and net worth of Robert Redford in 2018 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 18th August in the year 1936 in California. His father’s name is Charles Robert while his mother is Martha W. His father was a milkman and later on became the accountant. He also has got a stepbrother with his father’s second marriage. His father used to work in El Segundo and their family movies to Van Nuys in California at that time. He used to go to Van Nuys High School.
He said he had a huge interest in sport and arts but had poor academic performance. He completed his graduation in the year 1964 from high school. He started going to the University of Colorado and later on, he began working in a restaurant. He started drinking a lot because of which he was thrown out of the school. He also studied in the Painting Institute in Brooklyn and then he joined the Dramatic art classes in New York.
On 12th September in the year 1958, he got married to Lola Van Wagenen Las Vegas. She dropped out of her college to marry him. Both of them had four children named Scott, Shauna, Jamie and Amy Hart. Both of them got divorced in the year 1985. His child Scott died at the age of 2 because of the infant death syndrome. In the year 2009, he got married to Sibylle Szaggers in the Louis C. Jacob Hotel which was in Hamburg, Germany. In the year 2011, he published his biography which described his life of around fifteen years.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He has appeared on various TV dramas and programs for which he gained recognition. He started his television career in the year 1960, and before this, he used to work on stage. He made his Broadway debut in thy year 1959 with a short story. He made his screen debut in the year 1960 with the movie Tall Story. Later on, he gave many films for which he keeps getting awards. Not only he has worked as an actor in the entertainment field, but he has also worked as a director. He had a passion for working on both sides of the camera because of which he started his career as a director.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Robert Redford is around $190 million which he has accumulated by working as an actor and is also known for his directions and production of movies. He is counted as one of the best director and producers in the country. He has worked in more than sixty movies in his career and when it comes to direction, and then he has directed around ten movies. He has also got a lifetime achievement award in the year 2002.
Other than acting and direction, Robert Redford was also involved in politics. He used to have strong views for political activities in his country. He is the person who has worked hard to become a director after being an actor. He started working in theatre, and then he got the chance to show his acting talent in the various movies which were a big hit.