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Long one of Hollywood's most prominent leading men, Robert Redford has acted in over thirty films; his distinguished career has included starring roles in such notable features as George Roy Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Academy Award-winning The Sting; Jack Clayton's The Great Gatsby; Barry Levinson's The Natural, and Sydney Pollack's Academy Award-winning Out of Africa. He stars in two 2004 releases, Pieter Jan Brugge's The Clearing (with Willem Dafoe and Helen Mirren) and Lasse Hallström's An Unfinished Life (with Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman).
Through his production company, Wildwood Enterprises, he has produced several of the pictures in which he has starred, among them Michael Ritchie's Downhill Racer and The Candidate; Sydney Pollack's The Electric Horseman; Alan J. Pakula's All the President's Men, and The Horse Whisperer (which he also directed). The company has an outstanding track record of producing quality feature films with an emphasis on social and political relevance.
Mr. Redford received the Academy Award for his feature directorial debut, Ordinary People, which was also honored with Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. He was again Academy Award-nominated, in the Best Picture and Best Director categories, for his work on Quiz Show.
In 1981, Mr. Redford founded the Sundance Institute, which is dedicated to the support and development of artists of independent vision in cinema and theatre.
Through his production company, South Fork Pictures, he has executive-produced features by such independent filmmakers as Tamara Jenkins (Slums of Beverly Hills), Edward Burns (No Looking Back and She's the One), and Dan Algrant (People I Know).
In addition to his cinematic and artistic accomplishments, Mr. Redford has been very active in working with local, regional, and national organizations on a variety of environmental, arts and justice issues.