Redford appeared in various TV projects before landing a role in the 1962 movie "War Hunt." He broke through as a major star seven years later with the release of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
"The Way We Were" was released in 1973, the same year as the debut of "The Sting,” a caper film that reunited Redford with Newman. It earned Redford an Oscar nomination for best actor.
Over the next few years, Redford starred in an adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" and the Watergate drama "All the President's Men," among other films.
Since then, Redford's acting credits have included "Indecent Proposal," "Up Close and Personal," "The Horse Whisperer" and "Spy Game." Marvel fans will also point out his performance as Alexander Pierce in the second Captain America movie, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
You can see Redford on the big screen now in Disney's remake of "Pete's Dragon."
Aside from his work in front of the cameras, Redford has directed several films, most notably "Ordinary People," "A River Runs Through It," "Quiz Show," "The Horse Whisperer" and "The Legend of Bagger Vance." He won a best director Oscar for "Ordinary People (1980)," and was nominated in the same category for "Quiz Show (1994)."
Redford received an honorary Oscar in 2002.