Robert Redford was born in 1936 and is an ardent conservationist and environmentalist, an artist, businessman and a supporter of uncompromised creative expression. He received an Academy Award for his directorial debut ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980) and an honorary Academy Award celebrating his life’s work (2001). Redford is being lauded for his critically acclaimed, tour de force performance in ALL IS LOST (2013) and has recently completed filming on Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014). Ever passionate about independent filmmaking, Redford founded the Sundance Institute and highly regarded Sundance Film Festival, which are dedicated to the support and development of emerging screenwriters and directors, and to the national and international exhibition of new independent cinema.
Selected filmography as director: THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (2012), THE CONSPIRATOR (2010), LIONS FOR LAMBS (2007), THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE (2000), THE HORSE WHISPERER (1998). QUIZ SHOW (1995, Berlinale Out of Competition), A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (1992), THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR (1988), ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)