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On this Day in Movie History, August 18, 1936: Robert Redford born

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It was on this day, August 18, 1936 American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival Charles Robert Redford Jr. was born.

Among the movies in which Redford has appeared are All the President’s Men, Quiz Show, The Sting, Sneakers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Out of Africa. Academy Award-winning director of Ordinary People [1980]; A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show.

In 2002, he received for Lifetime Achievement. In 2010 he was awarded French Knighthood in the Legion d’Honneur.

At the height of his fame in the 1970s and 1980s, he was often described as one of the world’s most attractive men and remains one of the most popular movie stars.

Birthdays
1920 – Shelley Winters (Schrift) (Academy Award-winning actress: Patch of Blue [1965], The Diary of Anne Frank [1959]; The Poseidon Adventure, A Place in the Sun, The Night of the Hunter, The Pickle; died Jan 14, 2006)

1931 – Grant Williams (actor: Escape from Planet Earth, The Incredible Shrinking Man; died July 28, 1985)

1933 – Roman Polanski (director: Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, MacBeth)

1941 – Christopher Jones (actor: The Looking Glass War, Ryan’s Daughter, Three in the Attic, Wild in the Streets)

1943 – Martin Mull (comedian, actor: Roseanne, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Take This Job and Shove It, Portrait of a White Marriage, The History of White People in America)

1952 – Elayne Boosler (comedienne, actress: Meatballs Part II, Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme)

1952 – Patrick Swayze (dancer, actor: Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Father Hood, Red Dawn, Point Break, North and South; died Sep 14, 2009)

1958 – Madeleine Stowe (actress: Unlawful Entry, The Last of the Mohicans, Gangster Wars)

1969 – Edward Norton (actor: Fight Club, American History X, Keeping the Faith, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Score)

1969 – Christian Slater (actor: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Murder in the First, Untamed Heart, Young Guns, Interview with the Vampire)

1970 – Malcolm-Jamal Warner (actor: The Cosby Show, Tyson; writer: Theo & Me)

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