Baseball Players, Cowboys and Newsmen: The All-American Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford movies have long been a source of entertainment for moviegoers around the world. Redford has been an actor for over 50 years, and at his peak he was one of the most sought-after performers around. Redford is still acting, although his last role was in 2007. Here are some of his more popular films.
“The Natural” This classic 1984 baseball movie starred Redford as down and out baseball player Roy Hobbs. The climax of the film is guaranteed to give both baseball and Redford fans chills. The movie grabbed four Oscar nominations but did not land any hardware at the awards ceremony.
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” Shot in 1969, Redford starred with Paul Newman in this western film. The plot centers around the two outlaws and their flight from the law during the days of the wild west. Redford played the part of the Sundance Kid in the movie, which won four Oscars.
“The Sting” Redford and Newman teamed up once again in 1973 to make this dramatic comedy film about con men and the games they play. Redford received his only Oscar nomination as best actor for his role as con man Johnny Hooker, but he didn’t win. The film however did win seven Oscars, including Best Picture.
“All the President’s Men” Redford starred alongside Dustin Hoffman in this 1976 film about the Watergate scandal. Redford played the part of Bob Woodward, a real-life reporter for the Washington Post who helped to reveal the dirty deeds that took place at the Watergate. The movie won four Oscars and was also nominated for Best Picture.
“Jeremiah Johnson.” Released in 1972, this is one of the better Robert Redford movies many fans may not have seen. Redford stars in the title role, playing the part of a mountain man who seeks revenge against an Indian tribe during the mid 1800’s.