Tuesday 15 October 2019

Redford's finest films

Redford and Jane Fonda in Barefoot In The Park
Redford and Jane Fonda in Barefoot In The Park
All The President's Men

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): Redford emerged as an A-list star opposite Paul Newman in George Roy Hill's stirring comic drama about an intrepid bunch of cavalier bank robbers who refuse to accept they must change their ways as the old west begins to die.

The Sting (1972)

In their second and last collaboration, Newman and Redford played a couple of Depression-era street hustlers who arrange an elaborate con on an Irish gangster who murdered one of their friends.

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Sydney Pollack's classic conspiracy drama stars Robert Redford as Joe Turner, a low-level CIA researcher who goes out for coffee and returns to find all his colleagues have been killed, forcing him to go on the run.

All the President's Men (1976)

In the best conspiracy thriller ever made, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman (above) excelled as Woodward and Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters whose dogged research would be Richard Nixon's undoing.

All Is Lost (2013)

In JC Chandor's bleak drama, Redford played an American sailor who gets stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean after his yacht is wrecked by a storm. He was brilliant in it, somehow letting you know what he's thinking while scarcely saying a word.

Irish Independent

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