Not as a pilot, but as a passenger, boarding an aircraft for my first ever airplane ride. Bradford Dillman, This movie is made by some of the same players that made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Writer, Director and Actor). | $87.10M, PG Alessandro Nivola, Votes: This film reunited him with Jane Fonda, finishing at No. Samuel L. Jackson, Flying over a world covered in the flat white of a fresh snow, I was lost from the moment the wheels left the ground until the engine was shut down an hour later. Robert Redford, About 16,000 of those hours were made while flying the Alaska outback, just another of Alaskas long list of ragbag bush pilots. Hes had two books published by Voyageur Press: Flying the Alaska Wild and The Alaska Bush Pilot Chronicles. Redford puts his all into the role of a pilot seeking glory after World War I. | | Biography, Drama, Romance. Watch out for the final minutes, with Kessler character, the most fascinating of the film, a so moving character. Just after World War II, I used to watch returned U.S. Navy pilot Danny ONeill flying off that same little grass strip. Alan J. Pakula $2.54M, G Drama, Romance. Drama, Mystery, Thriller. 101 min The canvas golf club bag I was carrying was pretty heavy for a lad as small as I was at that time. 106 min All the President's Men (1976), in which Redford and Hoffman play Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, was a landmark film for Redford. Stars: Biography, Comedy, Crime. Stars: 110 min , Redford is opposed to the TransCanada Corporation's Keystone Pipeline. Lois Chiles, R Action, Adventure, Comedy. This time, I could see a line trailing out behind the plane, one that appeared to terminate at some sort of big three-pronged fishing hook. David Lowery Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Votes: I speak of the scene where Ezra Stiles, Waldo Pepper's best friend has crashed, and he is trapped in his plane, which has caught on fire. My father never started a job he didnt finish, and that sort of thing rubbed off on me. "The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Robert Redford, But the scene that really sticks in my mind is Susan Sarandon's stunt on the wing; that must've been one harrowing experience! 42,069 81,714 Barbra Streisand, Robert Duvall, | Gross: It made me feel great and I've had a fascination with film ever since. 126 min Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con. He released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992. Director: On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. A tale of knights of the air, in a quest of their Graal. Stars: 97 min | Joe Russo $61.80M, R I knew right then that flying would be my world, though I had no idea how I was going to go about starting the whole process. The friendship between two Arizona dirt bike racers is tested when they both lust for an attractive runaway young woman who joins them on the racing circuit. Comedy, Romance. A crowd of onlookers, who came to watch the aerial show, has gathered around the burning plane, staring while Waldo tries to free his best friend. Flying in those conditions is unimaginable to me as an owner of an upgraded Beechcraft with multiple redundant systems and devices. Alan Arkin, | | Abraham Polonsky During pre-WWII McCarthyism, a diametrically opposed couple come together only to find out that genuine friendship and physical attraction is not enough to overcome fundamental societal beliefs. Gene Hackman, $51.43M, PG-13 | My golfers were a married couple, he to his wife and bourbon, she to bourbon, her husband, and a terribly gaudy wardrobe. A dandy fringe benefit, I thought, if that were true. Action, Drama, Thriller. It was a name that fascinated me - a geographical anchor in Western folklore. A bookish CIA researcher in Manhattan finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. Shauna Redford is a painter and married to journalist Eric Schlosser. 104 min | Gross: Waldo's friend's death in a crash and fire may correctly need a PG warning but the film will still give most kids a love of flying.  While Redford did not receive an Academy Award or Golden Globe nomination for playing the Sundance Kid, he won a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for that role and his parts in Downhill Racer (1969) and Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969). Classic "Biggles Opera" - Redford at his most handsome! I didnt know then that it was more properly called Runway 6 or Runway 24, depending upon the direction a pilot would be pointed for either his takeoff or his landing. Director: | Action, Adventure, Drama. He flew an airplane the navy called an SNJ, the same model that the Army Air Corps was calling a T-6. On August 9, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Redford married Lola Van Wagenen, who dropped out of college to marry him. Robert Redford, In Inside Daisy Clover (1965), which won him a Golden Globe for best new star, he played a bisexual movie star who marries starlet Natalie Wood, and rejoined her along with Charles Bronson for Sydney Pollack's This Property Is Condemned (1966) again, as her lover, though this time in a film which achieved even greater success. $82.99M, PG | , In 2017, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice Film Festival.. Drama, Western. | Director: The honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television. | Gross: Behind these implements came an Air Force Captain, stocky, blond, blue-eyed, and all smiles. In 2014, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. FAQ Mary Steenburgen, The era the picture is set in is mostly the Roaring Twenties , specifically the period is between 1926 and 1931 , in which bitter pilots are reduced to defying death in air flying circus such as Waldo Pepper (Robert Redford) , Axel Olson (Bo Svenson) and Ezra Stiles (Edward Herrmann). , As an avid environmentalist, Redford is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Redford also owned a Park City restaurant, Zoom, that closed in May 2017. Most recently, Sundance Productions produced Chicagoland (CNN), Cathedrals of Culture (Berlin Film Festival), The March (PBS) and Emmy nominee All The President's Men Revisited (Discovery), Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!, and To Russia With Love on Epix. But Waldo was going to change all that - even if it killed him . Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. The aviator-poet John Magee was able to write in his sonnet "High Flight" that while flying he had "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" and "put out my hand, and touched the face of God". Christopher Plummer, With five years spent on the film's making, Redford was credited by director Walter Salles for being instrumental in getting it made and released. | Gross: Back in front of the camera, Redford received good notices for his role in director Lasse Hallstrm's An Unfinished Life (2005) as a cantankerous rancher who is forced to take in his estranged daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez)whom he blames for his son's deathand the granddaughter he never knew he had when they fled an abusive relationship. The Milagro Beanfield War is the story of the people of Milagro, New Mexico (based on the real town of Truchas in northern New Mexico), overcoming big developers who set about to ruin their community and force them out with tax increases. Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Very good earlier Robert Redford flying movie. Stars: Stars: For the next 10 years I knew I would be a fighter pilot! | The Second Greatest Flyer in the World . Director: Gottfried That daughter is 38 now. Robert Redford, | I'm sorry to hear that this film is not as respected as I had assumed. 134 min His Broadway debut was in a small role in Tall Story (1959), followed by parts in The Highest Tree (1959) and Sunday in New York (1961). It actually won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Picture and Best Director. The Champ first airplane and occasional bushplane. $75.38M, TV-14 Glenn Close, $6.00M, PG | Gross: Great For People Who Love These Old Planes, Spectacular story about WWI fliers turned barnstorming aerial stunt pilots including superb flying sequences, One of the all-time greatest scenes in movies. 144 min Director: $51.09M, R Redford is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. It hurt, but I passed on the chance.  Redford is the first quote on the back cover of Donald Trump's book Crippled America (2015), saying of Trump's candidacy, "I'm glad he's in there, being the way he is, and saying what he says and the ways he says it, I think shakes things up and I think that is very needed. | The film, which sat on the shelf for many months while its distributor Miramax was restructured, was generally dismissed as clichd and overly sentimental. 2 highest-grossing film for the year, the critically acclaimed All the President's Men. But, over the last few years, the star hasn't been acting as frequently, and there has been a lot of discussion about whether he is officially retiring or not. The Air Force had sent me to Alaska for a two-year tour of duty. Director: And I also found some tiny links in common with MOBY DICK story, though the story has nothing to do with it. Stars: 9 in the box office for 1980. Director: Robert Redford, | Gross:  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) placed as the No. Director: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier. Director:  He was a 2010 recipient of the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Robert Redford, Karl Michael Vogler, Unrated I like the civilian side to this film. Michael Pea, Votes: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Julia Roberts, Mildred Natwick, Votes: | Willie Nelson, Votes: Katharine Ross, Nevertheless, Robert Redford was and is a wonderful actor, and has produced many indelible film characterizations for over 50 years. From The Chase (1965) to Truth (2015), Mr. Redford has always entertained with taste and excellence. Here are 34 of his best acting efforts. Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc SPOILER AHEAD!! In 2012, Redford directed The Company You Keep, in which he starred as a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run after a journalist discovers his identity. Great reading, though! Redford went on to found the Sundance Film Festival, which became the country's largest festival for independent films. Seventies family entertainment picture, which never rises above average though. | Gross: Marshall, Votes: In 2013, he starred in All Is Lost, directed by J.C. Chandor, about a man lost at sea. 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He was immediately blown away by it, and later returned to apply for a job there. and The Graduate. Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor. 9,665 | Dick Wenzel, who would remain a friend for more than sixty years, was caddying with another party of golfers that day, and my twosome was behind his group. | Gross: He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962). Meryl Streep, | Gross: Robert Redford,  In November 2012, Pitzer launched the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College. Oprah Winfrey, Drama, Romance. He has also supported advocacy groups, such as the Political Action Committee of the Directors Guild of America. 2019, Film - Drame, Aventure, Action. And I remember this movie, by title only, but never saw it. Adventure, Comedy, Family. Eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film depicting the dogfights in the Great War . $29.47M, PG-13 Truthfully, I wasnt all that good at it in the beginning. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Robert Redford may or may not be retired from acting. This movie has special significance for me because I first saw it as a. In 1995, Redford signed a deal with Showtime to start a 24-hour cable television channel devoted to airing independent films. Rod Lurie I learned that I would first have to re-enlist for six years, and I didnt want to give Uncle Sam any more than the four years I had already signed on for. 95 min $5.00M, PG-13 Chris Evans, This film marked the only time Redford would star with Marlon Brando. 32,714 Stars: Robert Redford, A court-martialed General rallies together twelve hundred inmates to rise against a corrupt and sadistic warden. | Gross: Stuart Rosenberg Votes: Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. In 1977, Redford appeared in a segment of the war film A Bridge Too Far (1977). The examiner took immediate control of the little airplane and told me I had just scared years off his life. Ken Kwapis A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood. He released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992, which was a return to mainstream success for Redford as a director and brought a young Brad Pitt to greater prominence.  While there, he worked at a restaurant/bar called The Sink, where a painting of his likeness still figures prominently among the bar's murals. I was sitting on the dirty plywood floor when, through the open loading doors, sailed a thrown crash helmet and a parachute. One of his last television appearances until 2019 was on October 7, 1963, on Breaking Point, an ABC medical drama about psychiatry.. Lauren Hutton, I don't know why it isn't available on DVD. Ill be eternally grateful for that. Jeepers! | Brad Pitt, | Anthony Russo, It was a whole new experience. And you also have in this movie the elements which permit you to think that nothing can stop a movie or - flight- circus director to attract audiences, even risking the life of his actors or employees. Affixed to one wall of his small office was a certificate of commendation from the Civil Aeronautics Administration, that Department of Commerce arm now known as the Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Agency. Arthur Penn Drama, Romance, Western. I dont advise this sort of thing, but those were different days and Alaska was most definitely a different place. But for all the art and positivity that Redford has undoubtedly unleashed into the world, he's endured a shocking amount of hardship, misfortune, death, dysfunction, | $15.00M, R | Stars: Robert Redford, The western Jeremiah Johnson's (1972) box office earnings from early 1973 until its second re-release in 1975 would have placed it as the No. Demi Moore, E.G. Robert Redford, Max von Sydow, Votes: Dispatched to the front lines during the Korean War, an idealistic American soldier discovers the horrors of combat and comes at odds with a psychopathic member of his platoon. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. Ivan Reitman  He later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Class of 1959) in New York City. | 121 min 266,483 Robert Redford, 101 min Redford was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, to Martha Woodruff Redford (ne Hart; 19141955) and Charles Robert Redford (19141991), an accountant. Action, Adventure, Drama.  While at Colorado, Redford began drinking heavily and, as a result, lost his half-scholarship and was kicked out of school. As a teen-age in the mid-1930's I saw Ernst Udet drag the Oakland Airport with his swept-wing bi-plane inverted and pick a handkerchief off the runway with his wing tip. 2 highest-grossing film of 1973. Stanley Tucci, Stephen Dillane, Votes: WWI pilot Waldo Pepper (Robert Redford) is barnstorming and telling tales of his war exploits in a legendary fight against German ace Kessler. | It was definitely an acquired skill for me, and, without question, not one with which I had been born.  Redford was a co-producer and, with Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte, costar of the 2015 Broad Green Pictures film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson's book of the same name. Don Porter, Votes: The commendation was for having safely soloed more than one thousand student pilots! And that's not a novelty. | | Gross: Drama, Family, Romance. I was railroaded into that transfer, really, and all because I had chased a nosy lieutenant from the radar blockhouse at a small RADARsite in Montana, where he had no security clearanceand no real businessto be in the first place. Ritesh Batra | Gross: Robert Redford, 124 min . Bo Brundin, Drama, Sport.  The crime caper reunion with Paul Newman, The Sting (1973), became the top-grossing film of 1974 and one of the top 20 highest-grossing movies of all time when adjusted for inflation, plus landed Redford the lone nomination of his career for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Adventure, Drama, Western. | 8 highest-grossing film of 1974. Stars: 116 min Stay up to date with the latest articles and selections from our archives. Robert Redford, 92 min His directorial debut, Ordinary People, which followed the disintegration of an upper-class American family after the death of a son, was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars, including Best Director for Redford himself, and Best Picture. After that , the pilot-become-barnstormer gets hired as a stuntman for the Hollywood movies . He continued acting and starred in Brubaker (1980), as well as playing the male lead in Out of Africa (1985), which was an enormous box office success and won seven Oscars including Best Picture. $5.13M, R | Director: 175 min In 2010, Redford released The Conspirator, a period drama revolving around the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. $19.99M, PG I couldnt believe it I was watching a mail plane deliver the mail! Robert Redford, The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 American drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy Hill. It also explored the political and social issues of South America that influenced Guevara and shaped his future. Drama, Romance, War. Jason Segel, Not Rated 34,036 The film's opening title card read: "Nebraska, 1926" and shows the old black-and-white Universal Pictures logo presentation, which features an old early 20th Century plane flying around the orbit of the planet earth . Star: Everything on the ground looked the same to me, except for the nearby Chugach Mountains, and I knew right then that I was never destined to fly. Robert Redford, Stars: 106 min After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. WebThe story: Robert Redford plays the part of an ex-World War 1 pilot, who has become a pilot stuntman after the war. " Redford later co-authored another op-ed in which he criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic while also citing the collective public response to the pandemic as a model for how to respond to climate change. Paul Newman, This is not a great film, but a movie I simply love. | He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award from four nominations, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. | I had to somehow earn the money to afford the flying machines. As early as 1969, Redford had served as the executive producer for Downhill Racer. Mason says, My logs, not always attentively kept, now show 18,000 flying hours as PIC. 102 min $259.77M, GP The word "great" also describes the movie. It is both fun to watch and has some depth to it - it is not just a piece of fluff. The shock of a driven golf ball striking the club bag I was leaning against woke me from my daydream. | $41.51M, Passed | Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American actor and filmmaker. | Gross: Directors: Robert Redford, Sam Neill, . Robert Redford, Hollywood star Robert Redford is "in mourning" following the death of his son James at the age of 58.  Redford also continued work in films with political contexts, such as Havana (1990), playing Jack Weil, a professional gambler in 1959 Cuba during the Revolution, as well as Sneakers (1992), in which he co-starred with River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier, his first teaming with the latter.  The same year, he played news anchor Dan Rather in James Vanderbilt's Truth alongside Cate Blanchett. Stars: ", Poor planning, poor choices, and poor airmanship, First solo out of the pattern: an unexpected adventure in risk management, Press on and get the job done: the aroma of deference, Friday photo: Grand Canyon wrapped in a blanket, Im going to crash! -helping a pilot in distress, Maiden Mooney trip: lessons learned but fun too. Then he took a two-year hiatus from movies, before starring as past-his-prime rodeo star in the adventure-romance The Electric Horseman (1979). Stars: 118 min The film's stars were Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda (her debut), and Ray Walston. Stars: Redford also directed Matt Damon and Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000). During that time, he planned to direct and star in a sequel of The Candidate but the project never happened. The war was over - and the world's greatest flyers had never met in combat . Charles Durning, Votes: 169 min Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie All Is Lost he plays the only character. An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in television journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love. Sign up for our free email newsletter, packed with tips, tricks and news for pilots. I've long been impressed with the variety of films in which Robert Redford starred during his prime years. , Starting in 1960, Redford appeared as a guest star on numerous television drama programs, including Naked City, Maverick, The Untouchables, The Americans, Whispering Smith, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, Playhouse 90, Tate, The Twilight Zone, The Virginian, and Captain Brassbound's Conversion, among others. Major urging: see this film. It does a wonderful job of capturing a bygone era of the Twenties when after World War I, the airplane was a big toy played with by some big kids. Redford in his youthful heyday, following the success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Susan Sarandon as the female lead, and yet, apparently, so few have ever seen this that less than two pages covers comments. As it turned out, he couldnt have done me a bigger favor. Bruce Dern, He appeared as a disgraced Army general sent to prison in the prison drama The Last Castle (2001), directed by Rod Lurie. | He received acclaim for his performance in the film, in which he is its only cast member and there is almost no dialogue. | Gross: | | | Robert Redford, The Air Force didnt teach me to fly, though I was once scheduled for the OCS (Officer Candidate School) class that would later see me assigned to flight school. Stars: | Stars: | Unfortunately, it doesn't have nearly the acclaim. | , Starting in 1973, Redford experienced an almost-unparalleled four-year run of box office success. 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