Redford retires: Looking back at the indie film godfather's career

Published: 07th August 2018 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2018 01:24 PM  

As veteran Hollywood actor Robert Redford takes a bow from his illustrious acting career, here are some of his unforgettable films.
Barefoot in the park (1959): The 'Godfather of indie films' began his career in the 1950s acting in Broadway shows. His first big hit was the show 'Barefoot in the Park', a romantic comedy about a newly wed couple and the change in their relationship after they move in to a small, leaky apartment. The stage show was made in a film in 1967, where Redford was paired with Jane Fonda. (Photo | IMDB)
Inside Daisy Clover (1965): In 1965, Redford acted in the Golden Globe award winning film 'Inside Daisy Clover'. He played the role of a bisexual actor. (Photo | IMDB)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): After 'Inside Daisy Clover', he started turning down offers which added to the 'blonde male' stereotype before he found interest in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' in 1969. The film, based on the story of the infamous train robbers, won four Academy Awards. (Photo | IMDB)
The Sting (1973): 'The Sting' had the same combination as 'Butch...' in the lead - Paul Newman and Robert Redford - and was based on real life con men. The movie won seven Academy Awards and was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry for its 'cultural, historical and aesthetic significance.'
All the president's Men (1976): In 1976, Redford plays Bob Woodward in 'All the President's Men'- a political thriller on the Watergate scandal. Being the Washington Post reporter involved in the investigation, Dustin Hoffman and Redford spent many days at the Washington Post's office as research for their roles. (Photo | IMDB)
Out of Africa (1985): Amidst his movies with political content, Redford played Denys Finch Hatton, an adventurer who is in an affair with Karen Blixen, a rich woman played by Meryl Streep in 'Out of Africa'. Redford and Streep play headstrong, independent spirits contending with a changing Africa and Blixen's dissolving personal life. When Streep's character asks Redford what is wrong with marriage, his answer is devastating: 'Have you ever seen one you admire?'
All is Lost (2013): A film with no dialogues, Redford plays a man who is on a solo adventurous journey in the Indian Ocean in All is Lost. Rotten tomatoes gave the movie 94% describing the movie as: 'anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert Redford's ability to hold the screen.' (Photo | IMDB)
Our Souls at Night (2017): The Veteran was recently seen in the 2017 Netflix original about a widower and widow (Jane Fonda) who spend nights together talking to get over loneliness. The film was appreciated for its direction and performances. (Photo | IMDB)
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