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ROBERT REDFORD (Ike) recently starred in 2005's "An Unfinished Life,” directed by Lasse Hallström, and in 2001, he starred in "Spy Game,” directed by Tony Scott, and "The Last Castle,” directed by Rod Lurie. In 2004, Redford was seen in "The Clearing,” directed by Pieter Jan Brugge.

He has since built a distinguished acting career, starring in such notable feature films as, "Jeremiah Johnson,” "The Way We Were,” "The Great Gatsby,” "Three Days of the Condor,” "The Great Waldo Pepper,” "Brubaker,” "A Bridge Too Far,” "The Natural,” "Out of Africa,” "Legal Eagles,” "Sneakers,” "Indecent Proposal,” and "Up Close and Personal,” among others Redford has starred in several films produced by his own Wildwood Enterprises, which he founded in 1968. His acting and producing credits under the Wildwood banner include "Downhill Racer,” The Candidate,” The Electric Horseman,” and "All the President's Men,” which earned seven Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture.

In addition to his prominence as an actor, Redford won a Directors Guild of America Award, a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award® for Best Director for his feature film directorial debut on the family drama, "Ordinary People.” He went on to both direct and produce "The Milagro Beanfield War” and "A River Runs Through It,” for which he received a Best Director Golden Globe nomination; and earned dual Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director in 1994 for helming "Quiz Show.” Redford also earned two Golden Globe nominations (Best Picture and Best Director) for "The Horse Whisperer” in 1998 and went on to direct and produce "The Legend of Bagger Vance” in 2000.

Redford also produced "A Civil Action,” starring John Travolta, and served as an executive producer on the films "How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog,” "Slums of Beverly Hills,” "No Looking Back,” and "She's the One,” and the September 2004 release, "The Motorcycle Diaries,” which were produced under his South Fork Picture banner.

For television, Redford recently executive produced the first American episode of the PBS series, "MYSTERY!” Based on Tony Hillerman's novel, Skinwalkers, the script was written by Jamie Redford and directed by Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals”) and stars Adam Beach ("Flags of Our Fathers”) and Wes Studi ("Dances With Wolves”) as Native American detectives Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police. "MYSTERY: Skinwalkers” premiered in November 2002. Previously, he executive produced the telefilm "Grand Avenue,” which aired on HBO in 1996.

Robert Redford is somewhat of an anomaly in the entertainment industry. Though he has been world-famous for more than thirty years, he remains a highly private individual. He is an ardent conservationist and environmentalist who stands for social responsibility and political involvement and an artist a staunch supporter of uncompromised creative expression.

Born in Santa Monica, CA, as a child his only sources of entertainment were the public library, radio and the local movie theater. Cartoons inspired him to draw and paint on his own. Later, having attended the University of Colorado, he dropped out and went to Paris where he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, where he pursued his goal of becoming a painter.

When he returned to the United States, Redford enrolled in art school in Brooklyn and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting. His drama teachers recognized his talent and set design soon took a back seat to acting.

He landed his first Broadway starring role in "Sunday in New York,” followed by "Little Moon of Alban” and Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park,” directed by Mike Nichols.

His first movie role was in ”War Hunt,” in which Sydney Pollack, the man who would become a friend and frequently his director, played a bit part. He reprised the role of newlywed

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