Ann Hornaday a journalist for The Washington Post was asked back in 2005, what would be the best adjective, to sum up, Redford’s personality. With no hesitation, she said, late. He is always late. He was once late for an interview by almost an hour, however, she was told that he has been late all of his life.
Redford was once confronted with his reputation for tardiness. He jokingly said that it was all rumors and a myth. He obviously later on admitted to living by his own clock and has never been able to keep track of time.
What Is Robert Redford’s Favorite Film?
Redford's favorite movie is 'Jeremiah Johnson', a western by Sydney Pollack based, in part, on the titular legendary mountain man, played by Redford. The film opened at Cannes Film Festival in 1972. Though 'Jeremiah Johnson' was his favorite role to play, Redford considers 'The Sting' to be his best performance.
When asked what his favorite film by any moviemaker is, he lists John Huston’s 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'. Hands down, no contest.
With a role in the crime thriller 'The Old Man & the Gun', Redford announced his retirement. The movie was released in September 2018. At the time, he told Entertainment Weekly it was his last project. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and [I will] move towards retirement after this ’cause I’ve been doing it since I was 21.” But in 2019, he showed up in Marvel Studios’ 'Avengers: Endgame', revisiting superhero junction with a cameo appearance of Alexander Pierce.
He also commented about art and society. Redford said, “Art criticizes society, that’s its role, it draws attention to what the truth is. It keeps us honest. Art is a critic of society.” Redford’s contribution to film and independent filmmaking is incredible. The Sundance Institute, a nonprofit he founded that dedicates itself to supporting independent filmmakers, is world-renowned. After six decades of commitment to his craft, the actor-director not only built a stellar reputation in the industry but also a net worth of $170 million. For many years to come, his immense influence and contribution to film will continue to live on.
The Cuban Touch
In the industry, it's all a give-and-take situation. Redford invited Gabriel García Márquez to manage the Spanish lab at the Sundance Institute. García agreed on one condition — that Redford joins him on a trip to Cuba. The Cuban trip ended with Redfors meeting Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's widowed wife and buying the rights to his life memoir.
In 2004, the film adaptation "The Motorcycle Diaries" was released. It was directed by Walter Salles and produced by Redford. The theme song in the movie 'Al Otro Lado del Rio' was magnificently performed and grasped an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Never Say Never
The talk about Redford retiring, well it's just a talk. The guy just can't get enough. Recently Redford and George RR Martin, the author of "Game of Thrones", co-produced a number of episodes in the TV series "Dark Winds", based on Tony Hillerman’s book series.
Redford has also been involved in the production of "The Dark Wind" movie, starring Fred Ward and Lou Diamond Phillips. James Redford, Robert's son, wrote the movie "Skinwalkers", which Robert produced too.