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Robert Redford's Best Movies According to IMDb Users

Robert Redford's Best Movies According to IMDb Users
Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting after nearly 60 years on screen. Here is a look at his top 20 feature films, according to IMDb user ratings. How many have you seen?

1. 'The Sting' (1973): 8.3

2. 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969): 8.1

3. 'All the President's Men' (1976): 8

4. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (2014): 7.8

5. 'Jeremiah Johnson' (1972): 7.6

6. 'Three Days of the Condor' (1975): 7.5

7. 'The Natural' (1984): 7.5

8. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977): 7.4

9. 'A River Runs Through It' (1992): 7.3

10. 'The Chase' (1966): 7.3

11. 'Out of Africa' (1985): 7.2

12. 'Sneakers' (1992): 7.1

13. 'Spy Game' (2001): 7.1

14. 'The Way We Were' (1973): 7.1

15. 'This Property Is Condemned' (1966): 7.1

16. 'Brubaker' (1980): 7.1

17. 'The Candidate' (1972): 7.1

18. 'An Unfinished Life' (2005): 7

19. 'Barefoot in the Park' (1967): 7

20. 'All Is Lost' (2013): 6.9

Ranking correct as of Aug. 7, 2018.

Win Jeremiah Johnson on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Jeremiah Johnson on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Soured by civilization, Jeremiah Johnson sets out in the mid 1800s to be a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. His first Rocky Mountain winter almost kills him. Starving and nearly frozen, he finds refuge with a wily old trapper (Will Geer) whose survival teaching includes going eyeball to eyeball with a grizzly.

Robert Redford and two time Academy Award winner Sydney Pollack teamed for the second of their six films together on this box-office hit shot entirely in Utah. Jeremiah Johnson “gets back to Nature” in a way no film ever has before or since.

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Wily Stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte Spar in 'A Walk in the Woods'

Wily Stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte Spar in 'A Walk in the Woods'
With the "Odd Couple" pairing of Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, director Ken Kwapis ("Big Miracle," "He's Just Not That Into You") has made an unmistakable buddy road picture in "A Walk in the Woods."  It's certainly laconic vs. loquacious on the Appalachian Trail: one part existential journey and another part environmental reverie, as told by sardonic travel writer Bill Bryson (Redford) in his memoir, adapted for the screen by Redford's producing partner, Bill Holderman. Of course, it's easy to see the attraction for both Redford and Nolte: "A Walk in the Woods" perfectly plays off their iconic personas. And for Redford it's even more personal, about aging and learning to co-exist with the environment (a marvelous bookend to "Jeremiah Johnson"). But for Kwapis, who's always had a facility for straddling comedy and drama, it was about finding the sweet spot where those two conflicting personalities could best...
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Mitchum Stars in TCM Movie Premiere Set Among Japanese Gangsters Directed by Future Oscar Winner

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is one of the disappointingly few TCM premieres this month. (See TCM's Robert Mitchum movie schedule further below.) Despite his film noir background, Robert Mitchum was a somewhat unusual choice to star in The Yakuza (1975), a crime thriller set in the Japanese underworld. Ryan's Daughter or no, Mitchum hadn't been a box office draw in quite some time; in the mid-'70s, one would have expected a Warner Bros. release directed by Sydney Pollack – who had recently handled the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford – to star someone like Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman.
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Harry’s Disciples: ‘Magnum Force’ the Self-Critical Sequel

Harry Callahan’s next adventure originated with John Milius, Hollywood’s favorite gun fanatic, surfer and “Zen anarchist.” Milius wrote B Movies for American International Pictures before breaking through with two Westerns, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Jeremiah Johnson. His knack for macho action and pulpy, colorful dialogue fit Dirty Harry perfectly; Milius wrote his draft in 21 days, receiving a Purdey shotgun as payment.

Though uncredited, Milius claims credit for Harry‘s dialogue, especially the “Do I feel lucky?” monologue. Others, including Richard Schickel, credit Harry Julian Fink with that speech. Clint Eastwood marginalizes Milius’s contributions to the film, admitting “we might have taken a few good items John had in there.” Milius resented this: “Look at the movie and you tell me who wrote that,” he challenged an interviewer.

Milius soon moved past any hurt feelings. After reading several articles on Brazil’s “death
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The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked

It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.

Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.

As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.

57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense
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Round Up: Earlier for 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and Bryan Cranston's next

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Round Up: Earlier for 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and Bryan Cranston's next
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience Award winner "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is heading to theaters slightly earlier than expected.  Fox Searchlight originally announced "Earl" would open in limited release on July 1.  Now, the studio has reconsidered and the acclaimed dramedy will debut in limited release on June 12. The new date actually puts "Earl" on the same opening day as another Sundance hit, "Dope," although Open Road Films is making an eye-popping move by opening that film wide against expected blockbuster "Jurassic World." "Earl" will now avoid opening in the same frame as Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" and Judd Apatow's "Trainwrecked" which could siphon some of its audience in key metro markets.  One thing is for sure, with a June release date Searchlight is going to need to get a trailer out sooner rather than later.  That means a sneak peek for anyone who
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Two of Redford's Biggest Box-Office Hits on TCM Tonight

Robert Redford movies: TCM shows 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'The Sting' They don't make movie stars like they used to, back in the days of Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Harry Cohn. That's what nostalgists have been bitching about for the last four or five decades; never mind the fact that movie stars have remained as big as ever despite the demise of the old studio system and the spectacular rise of television more than sixty years ago. This month of January 2015, Turner Classic Movies will be honoring one such post-studio era superstar: Robert Redford. Beginning this Monday evening, January 6, TCM will be presenting 15 Robert Redford movies. Tonight's entries include Redford's two biggest blockbusters, both directed by George Roy Hill and co-starring Paul Newman: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which turned Redford, already in his early 30s, into a major film star to rival Rudolph Valentino,
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Meetings with Mitchum

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Between 1970 and 1975—and the ages of 53 and 58—Robert Mitchum made six films. The beginning of the decade found him in Ireland taking on the role of schoolteacher Charles Shaughnessey in David Lean’s epic Ryan’s Daughter (1970) and five years later he was starring as Philip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler adaptation Farewell My Lovely (1975). In between, he made the father-son melodrama Going Home (1971), an eccentric western called The Wrath of God (1972) and two crime dramas made back-to-back in 1973 and 1974. While they have a couple of other elements in common besides Mitchum—actor Richard Jordan, composer Dave GrusinThe Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) and The Yakuza (1974) are poles apart in terms of tone. Broadly speaking, the first is low-key, downbeat and domestic, the second is glossy and globetrottingly exotic.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle is based on the debut novel by George V. Higgins, a lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General
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Super-8 Robert Redford – Paul Newman Movie Madness June 3rd at The Way Out Club

We like to celebrate great actors at Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club. We’ve had past shows highlighting the careers of Charles Bronson, Boris Karloff, Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Burt Reynolds. On Tuesday, June 3rd, we’re offering a double dose of Actor Madness with Super-8 Robert Redford/Paul Newman Movie Madness!

That’s right, these two Oscar-winners paired up famously in two films: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Sting and we’ll be showing both of those. To highlight Mr. Redford’s solo career we’ll be showing Jeremiah Johnson and The Great Waldo Pepper. And Mr. Newman’s solo career will be represented with The Towering Inferno and Slap Shot.

Movies we’re showing that star neither Mr. Redford nor Mr. Newman are: Revenge Of The Creature, Disney’s Song Of The South, Creature With The Atom Brain,
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All Is Lost Exclusive Interview with Robert Redford

All Is Lost Exclusive Interview with Robert Redford
Robert Redford has been getting some of the best reviews of his career for his solitary performance in All Is Lost, where he plays a sailor known only as "The Man," who is trying to survive while lost at sea. Ahead of the Blu-ray and DVD release on February 11, we have an exclusive interview with the actor, who compares his experience on the set, where he is literally the only actor on screen for 90 minutes, to his role as the title character in the 1972 classic Jeremiah Johnson. In that film, he plays a lone mountain man who becomes embroiled in a vendetta with local Native Americans. Watch as this legendary actor reveals if he could have starred in All Is Lost 30 years ago, and whether or not that would have resonated with audiences of that time period in our exclusive video.

Hailed as one of the year's best films by critics everywhere,
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10 Favorite Westerns of All Time

A couple of weeks ago, Quentin Tarantino said that he loved working on Django Unchained so much, he wanted his next film to be a western also. This news made my day because I would love to see a resurgence of the western genre. Westerns are not considered one of the top tier genres, but I think that they are one of the most complex and interesting. Conventional rules do not apply to westerns. The protagonist/antagonist line is slightly blurred. That is what makes them more real. Any one of us would like to think that we are good people, but put us in a circumstance where we or someone we love is threatened, and we will fight to the bitter end. That is what the western is all about, the darker, grittier side of humanity. That is what I love about these films.

Just a little disclaimer; I
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All Is Lost – The Review

For the last few weeks audiences have been flocking to the multiplexes to watch Sandra Bullock alone and adrift in Gravity. This week’s new film is a lot closer to home, since it’s set on planet Earth instead of being set above planet Earth. But it’s just as solitary, since its protagonist is miles from another person (at least Sandy had the charming George Clooney as company for a very brief time) in the middle of the ocean. Oh so it’s a riff on The Old Man And The Sea, you’re thinking. Well sure, there are many elements mixed in with The Life Of Pi, Cast Away, and a smidgen of Jeremiah Johnson, the 1972 classic about a guy wanting to live by himself in the harsh wilderness. Yes, All Is Lost takes a bit of that film’s plot, but more importantly it shares the same leading man,
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Robert Redford and J.C. Chandor on Creating the Quiet and Powerful 'All Is Lost'

"I'm sorry." Those are among the first and very few words uttered by legendary actor Robert Redford in "All is Lost," the second feature film written and directed by J.C. Chandor. What is he sorry for? We don't know. Redford's character doesn't even have a name; he's listed in the credits as "Our Man." But we spend the entire film with him, alone and nearly wordless, as he struggles to stay alive after a freak accident punches a hole in his boat, destroys his navigational gear, and leaves him at the mercy of a vast, storm-tossed, and empty Indian Ocean.

For Chandor, the difference between his two films is as extreme as it gets. 2011's "Margin Call" was filled with characters crowded into offices and talking incessantly at each other as the economy collapsed around them. "All Is Lost" features just one man against the awesome power of nature.

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Robert Redford Stars In Riveting Trailer For J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost

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Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in the brand new trailer for the film All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.

In his review from May, Jeffrey Wells over at Hollywood Elsewhere wrote,

“…J.C. Chandor‘s All Is Lost has completely blown everyone away at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a knockout –a riveting piece of pure dialogue-free cinema, a terrific survival-on-the-high-seas tale and major acting triumph for Robert Redford, who hasn’t been this good since…what, Brubaker? All The President’s Men? A long time. It’s one of the most powerful,
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The trailer for All Is Lost showcases Robert Redford as the most badass 76 year old on Earth

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You know that Robert Redford is a badass, right? I mean, this is the man who played The Sundance Kid, Jeremiah Johnson, Johnny Hooker, and Jay Gatsby before embarking on one hell of a directorial career. Plus, he invented the damn Sundance Film Festival! Most his age would be content to sit back and reflect on their careers, but not Redford. While still working both in front and behind the camera, Redford is already filming a role in next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How...
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Content secures Milius rights; StudioCanal takes UK

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Content secures Milius rights; StudioCanal takes UK
Content Film has snapped up international sales rights (excluding Spain) to a documentary about John Milius, the director of Conan the Barbarian and screenwriter behind Apocalypse Now.

Milius, which tells the life story of the Us film-maker and premiered at SXSW, has also been bought by StudioCanal for the UK.

Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa make their feature debut, having previously made behind the scenes documentaries for companies such as Miramax and Disney through their company Chop Shop Entertainment.

The film was produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Kevin Mann of Haven Entertainment, Scott Mosier of Ogb, Inc. and Kenneth Plume.

The deal was negotiated by Toby Melling of Content and Wme Global on behalf of the producers.

The documentary follows Milius’s childhood aspirations from joining the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his scriptwriting on films such as Dirty Harry, Jeremiah Johnson and Apocalypse Now and his work as director on films
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Exploring Robert Redford films about alienation

Feature Aliya Whiteley 14 May 2013 - 05:59

A true Hollywood star, Robert Redford is at his best in smaller, more personal films. Aliya picks three great films about alienation...

Robert Redford was the number one box office star of the early 70s, appearing in huge hits such as The Sting, The Way We Were, and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. None of those three films show him at his best as an actor, or address the kind of issues he felt passionately about.

His easy camaraderie with Paul Newman and his status as a sex symbol belied the political angle that influenced his decisions in filmmaking and acting. Once he had amassed enough power in Hollywood to call the shots, the roles he took changed; for me, his most interesting performances began once he believed in the message of the film he was making.

He remains a serious and passionate actor,
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Tonight's WildWild WestWest MovieMovies: Pale Rider Starring Clint Eastwood & Jeremiah Johnson Starring Clint Eastwood

"Who are you? Who are you... really?"

For your Saturday night MovieMovie viewing pleasure, we bring you two acclaimed Westerns featuring two of the most celebrated and beloved actor-filmmakers in movie history: Jeremiah Johnson (1972) starring Robert Redford, and Pale Rider (1985) starring Clint Eastwood.

Redford stars as the title character in Jeremiah Johnson, his second of seven collaborations with Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack. After serving in the Mexican War (1846–48), Johnson chooses a life of solitude and heads out west to become a mountain man. He is tasked at every turn by the unforgiving land and its denizens, including bears and the Blackfoot warriros antagonistic toward settlers. Johnson scratches out a living and even manages to find love, but tragedy strikes when the U.S. Cavalry forces him to help them movie through native territory.

Pale Rider not only stars Eastwood, but he produced and directed this highest-grossing Western of the '80s.
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Tonight's MovieMovie: Jeremiah Johnson Starring Robert Redford

"I, Hatchet Jack, being of sound mind and broke legs, do leaveth my rifle to the next thing who finds it..."

Tonight's MovieMovie is one of the great unsung Westerns of the '70s and the second of seven collaborations between actor Robert Redford and Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack.

Redford stars as the title character, a veteran of the Mexican War (1846–48) who moves out west to become a mountain man. Johnson's life is a difficult one, filled with harsh winters, hungry grizzly bears and ferocious Blackfoot warriors who don't appreciate white men encroaching on their territory, but he manages to find peace, harmony and love with the daughter (Delle Bolton) of a Flathead chief. Unfortunately, Johnson's piece is short-lived. When the U.S. Cavalry force him to help them move through native territory, everything and everyone in his life is put in jeopardy and the peaceful man he once
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