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...that using skills that would also serve him well some twenty-five years later in what might be his most famous movie role, The Natural, as a young man Robert Redford parlayed a natural talent for baseball into a college scholarship and had early dreams of a professional sports career.
... that Robert Redford made his first big acting splash in 1963 when he received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway comedy Barefoot in the Park. Movie-going audiences would get a chance to see him in this charming role when he and co-star Jane Fonda starred in the motion picture adaptation of the play three years later.
... that if you are a member of Kappa Sigma, Robert Redford is your fraternity brother.
... that one of Robert Redford's romantic hits Up Close and Personal is based on the true story of news anchor Jessica Savitch. Joan Didion and her husband John Gregory Dunn wrote the screenplay and then wrote a very entertaining inside Hollywood book about the experience called Monster: Living off the Big Screen.
... that Robert Redford is an ardent environmentalist. Here are just two of the environmental causes that he has lent his voice to.
Park City, Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Resort it all began with Robert Redford buying 2 acres of land in 1961 for $500 to build a cabin on.
Robert Redford is a dedicated environmentalist and a true outdoorsman. In the seventies when he was making a lot of money starring in some of the most popular films of the day he used his moviemaking profits to buy 7,000 acres of land in Utah. He named the area Sundance after his character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and turned it into a ranch and a Ski Resort. A luxurious place to visit and open all year round.
Robert Redford is also the founder of the Sundance Institute, a organization dedicated to promoting independent filmmaking. The annual film festival held by the Institute every year in Park City, Utah has become won of the most influential festivals of its kind. There is now even a Sundance Film Cable Channel that plays airs the type of smaller independent films that wouldn't get a chance to be seen anywhere else.