Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Birthday boy Robert Redford as Bob Woodward with Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men.
Someone was wrong on the internet, again. This must be corrected.
This morning I saw a post on Twitter that said today’s Robert Redford’s 80th birthday.
Robert Redford is not 80 years old.
Maybe in human years. But human time clearly doesn’t apply to him.
If he is human, then he’s a Dúnedain, like Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, and he just doesn't age at the same rate as the rest of us.
I'm not sure if this makes him the rightful King of Gondor.
At any rate...
My favorite Redford movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Three Days of the Condor. Barefoot in the Park. The Hot Rock. The Natural. All the President's Men. The Sting. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here. Spy Game. The Company You Keep. The Candidate. An Unfinished Life. (You should look that last one up. It didn't play in the theaters because of some contract dispute. But it's one of Redford's best performances and it co-stars Morgan Freeman and a bear.)
Honorable Mention: Situation Hopeless But Not Serious.
Favorite movies directed by Redford: The Milagro Beanfield War. Quiz Show. A River Runs Through It. Ordinary People. The Conspirator. The Company You Keep.
Below I've re-posted my reviews of The Company You Keep---The Company Robert Redford Keeps---and A Walk in the Woods---Robert Redford and Nick Nolte take a cheerful hike with Death. A Walk in the Woods isn't a particularly good movie, but it's fun enough for an evening's rental. Redford and Nick Nolte have a high old time together and Redford and Emma Thompson make one of the best movie married couples I can think of and I wish there'd been a way for the movie to have included more scenes of the two of them together.