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Robert Redford Biography

Title:
Actor, director, and Natural Resources Defense Council Trustee
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“America is on the verge of a renewable energy gold rush. Hundreds of applications for wind and solar projects have been filed on public lands. I think this is long overdue. We need sustainable energy to help us reduce global warming pollution, and we need it fast.”

“Balancing Renewable Energy Projects & Public Lands Stewardship,” huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 6, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • President & Founder, Sundance Institute
  • Founder, Sundance Film Festival
  • Founder, Redford Center
  • Co-founder, Sundance Channel
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2002
  • Recipient, Kennedy Center Honors, Kennedy Center, 2005
  • Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Bard College, 1995
  • Recipient, Best Director, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1980
  • He has directed numerous films including Ordinary People (1980), A River Runs Through It (1992), and The Company You Keep (2012)
  • He has been an actor in numerous films including Barefoot in the Park (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Way We Were (1973), The Sting (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), All the Presidents Men (1976), Indecent Proposal (1993), and The Company You Keep (2012)
Education:
  • Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York, NY), 1959
  • Attended the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Attended the University of Colorado
Other:
  • Born Aug. 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, CA
  • He is married to Sibylle Szaggars
  • He has three children with former wife Lola Van Wagenan