Robert Redford - August 18, 2014

Happy 78th Birthday to Robert Redford! The handsome leading man is known for such classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Way We Were, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, All the President’s Men, The Natural, Out of Africa, and The Horse Whisperer. Redford has also been at the helm of the very popular Sundance Festival, which showcases American-made independent films.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Who was in Redford’s class at Van Nuys High School?

a)   Arnold Palmer

b)   Fred Thompson

c)    Don Drysdale

d)   Paul Newman

Answer below!

TODAY’S CLIP

Memories…light the corners of my mind. See Robert Redford at his dreamiest in 1973’s The Way We Were

QUOTE OF THE DAY

They throw that word "star" at you loosely, and they take it away equally loosely. You take the responsibility for their crappy movie, that's what that means.

~Robert Redford

 

DID YOU KNOW…

Redford lost out on the role of Benjamin in The Graduate because director Mike Nichols didn’t think anyone would believe Redford having trouble getting “the girl.” Well, duh.

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Don Drysdale