The Sun­dance Kid rides into town

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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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