Robert Redford: The Biography

By Michael Feeney Callan – Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011) – Hardback – 496 pages – ISBN 0679450556 The definitive biography of Robert Redford.He has appeared on stage and screen, in front of and behind the camera, earning Academy, Golden Globe, and other awards and nominations for his acting, directing, and producing. His Sundance Film Festival transformed the world of filmmaking. He is among the most widely admired Hollywood stars of his generation. But only now, with this revelatory biography, will we see behind the Hollywood facade to the surprising and complex man.Redford made available to Michael Feeney Callan his personal papers: journals, script notes, correspondence, hundreds of hours of taped interviews. Here is his family background and childhood, his rocky start in acting, the death of his son, his star-making relationship with director Sydney Pollack, the establishment of Sundance, his political involvement, artistic successes and failures, friendships and romances. Here is a portrait of a man whose iconic roles on screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President�s Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and until now least understood, public figures of our time

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