Saturday, April 15, 2000

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner [Part 4 of 4]

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner
[Part 4 of 4]

The Way We Were (1973)
Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand

The Way We Were was a love story that starred Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. It won an Academy Award for The Best Original Score as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song for The Way We Were.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Robert Redford and Mia Farrow

The Great Gatsby was another mega-hit that was based upon a screenplay written by Francis Ford Coppala that was based upon the novel by the same title written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

If you have not seen The Great Gatsby, I highly recommend it, and it is considered to be one of the great classic films.

Ralph Lauren designed the clothes for Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby and in many ways, it was a huge opportunity for Ralph Lauren's career.

Brad Pitt & Robert Redford
Spy Game (2001)
An Uncanny Resemblance

It is uncanny how similar Brad Pitt looks to Robert Redford. Both men in many ways are similar with their career paths.

In 2001 Brad Pitt and Robert Redford starred together in the movie, Spy Game and we see the movie poster below.

TV Acting Career

Robert Redford's career achievements are truly stupendous. In his early career he appeared as a guest star on many TV shows including:

• The Untouchables
• Perry Mason
• Alfred Hitchcock Presents
• Route 66
• Playhouse 90
• The Twilight Zone.

Movie Acting Career

Robert Redford's movie acting career achievements are mind-blowing. He has starred in too many movies to mention, but some that stand out in my mind are:

• Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
• The Sting
• Three Days Of The Condor
• The Great Waldo Pepper
• All The President's Men
• A Bridge Too Far
• The Electric Horseman
• Brubaker
• The Natural
• Out Of Africa
• Legal Eagles
• Havana
• A River Runs Through It
• Sneakers
• Indecent Proposal
• Up Close and Personal
• The Horse Whisper
• Spy Game

Directing Career

Robert Redford is an Academy Award winning director and has directed many movies:

• Ordinary People (Academy Award for Best Director)
• The Milangro Beanfield War
• A River Runs Thought It
• Quiz Show
• The Horse Whisper
• The Legend Of Bagger Vance
• Lions For Lambs
• The Conspirator

Robert Redford is pictured below with the Oscar he won for directing Ordinary People

Sundance Film Festival

Robert Redford purchased an entire ski resort on the east side of Mount Impanogos located on the north-east side of Provo, Utah which he renamed Sundance. Redford founded the Sundance Film Festival in order to cater to independent filmmakers in the U.S. and has achieved significant recognition from the movie industry as venue for film debuts.

Robert Redford in 2010 at The Sundance Film Festival

Of course the name Sundance comes from his character of the Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. In 2008 the Sundance Film Festival featured 125 feature-length films from 34 countries, and more than 50,000 people attended.

Saturday, March 11, 2000

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner [Part 3 of 4]

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner
[Part 3 of 4]

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was the first movie that made Robert Redford a huge star. In Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Robert Redford costarred with Paul Newman who would end up becoming one of his closest pals. 

Hollywood's Coolest & Most Handsome Stars of The 1970's
All Rolex Sport Watch Men

Ironically, Steve McQueen was originally chosen to star with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, but their lawyers could not come to terms on who should have top billing, and Steve McQueen was replaced with Robert Redford!!!

Of Course, as we see below, Steve McQueen also wore a Submariner on his right wrist like Robert Redford, but Steve McQueen wore a Rolex Submariner Reference 5512 with no date, and Robert Redford wore a Rolex Submariner Reference 1680 with the date.

The Steve McQueen Rolex Submariner

Steve McQueen wore his trademark Rolex Submariner [Reference 5512] as seen below.

The Paul Newman Daytona

Paul Newman wore his trademark Paul Newman Daytona as seen below.

The Robert Redford Submariner

Robert Redford wore his trademark Rolex Submariner as seen below. It is interesting to note that in the two photos above and in the photo below, all three actors are wearing their sport Rolex watches with a blue denim shirt.

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
Robert Redford & Paul Newman
A Friendship For The Ages

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was a seminal western genre film that came at a time in American history where the wester movie era was coming to an end. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was a huge box office hit and grossed over $100Million in U.S. Dollars, which is the equivalent of $500Million in current U.S. Dollars.

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was the highest grossing film of the year in 1969, and at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970 it won 4 Oscars, including best screen play. At the 24th British Academy Film Awards it won 9 awards including Best Film.

Robert Redford and Paul Newman's rapport was unmistakable and their friendship would endure. In the next two photos we see Robert Redford and Paul Newman playing ping-pong during the filming of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

Robert Redford is pictured below–wearing his Rolex Submariner–probably during the the time of shooting Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

The Sting (1973)

Paul Newman made another blockbuster film in 1973 together named The Sting. I remember seeing this film when I was a kid and again when I was in college and I remember it being a great film.

I also vividly remember The Sting having an amazing soundtrack that primarily consisted of Scott Joplin ragtime jazz. In particular, Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" song stands out most in my mind.

The Sting was another blockbuster hit and took in more than $160 Million. The Sting also won the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director as well as 5 additional Academy Awards.

An Enduring Friendship
Paul Newman and Robert Redford

Robert Redford and Paul Newman would remain friends until Paul Newman died. They always wanted to do another movie together but never found a script they liked.

In the photo below we see Paul Newman with Robert Redford and Paul Newman is wearing his trademark stainless steel Rolex Daytona.

Robert Redford was deeply saddened by Paul Newman's death and said "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life–and this country–is better for his being in it." Paul Newman was 11 years older than Robert Redford.

Friday, February 11, 2000

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner [Part 2 of 4]

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner
[Part 2 of 4]

Robert Redford: Timeless Coolness
Iconic and Timeless Cool Style

Robert Redford is one of the coolest dudes that ever lived and his sense of rugged style is as timeless as the Rolex Submariner. His career achievements as an actor, director and founder of the Sundance Film Festival are equally impressive. In this section we are going to take a closer look at Robert Redford's outstanding career as well as his iconic style.

Let's go back to in time to 1962. JFK was the president of the United States, and Robert Redford as a young actor, co-starred in this profound episode of the Twilight Zone:

In this next set we move into the 1970s, and Robert Redford has become a huge movie star, and stylish trendsetter.

Robert Redford's sense of style was unusual in the sense he could be completely clean-cut as well as ruff-hewn, and look great both ways. We see Robert Redford below riding his motorcycle.

Saturday, January 01, 2000

The Complete History Of The Robert Redford Submariner

...Profiles In Coolness...

Robert Redford
An Amazing Career with a Rolex Submariner Keeping His Time
[Rolex Submariner: Reference 1680]

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