The Sundance Kid rides into town
Robert Redford will be in Dublin next Thursday evening to discuss his work in a public interview that I look forward to conducting at Trinity College.
Redford’s career as an actor, producer and director spans close on 50 years and includes seven productions directed by the late Sydney Pollack. They first worked together as actors in War Hunt (1962).
Ordinary People, the first of Redford’s films as a director, earned him the 1980 Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director, and he was nominated again in both categories for Quiz Show (1994). His many notable films as an actor have included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, both with Paul Newman; the gripping paranoia pictures, Three Days of the Condor and All the President’s Men; two acutely observed films directed by Michael Ritchie, Downhill Racer and The Candidate; and Arthur Penn’s underrated The Chase.
Redford’s early interest as an environmentalist has been evident since he played a mountain man in Pollack’s Jeremiah Johnson (1972). It was shot against handsomely photographed locations in Utah, where Redford made his home and founded the Sundance Institute for aspiring film-makers, and its highly successful spin-off film festival.
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Robert Redford will speak at TCD