Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles is presenting a six-day retrospective of actor-director-producer Robert Redford's seminal film roles. All movies will be shown along with his latest film, the critically lauded "All Is Lost," for which Redford received New York Film Critics Award for best actor and earned Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations.
Screening Thursday evening is 1969's "Downhill Racer," directed by Michael Ritchie, in which Redford plays a cocky downhill skier who joins the U.S. ski team in Europe. Gene Hackman also stars.
Scheduled for Friday is the classic 1969 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," directed by George Roy Hill, which marked Redford's first on-screen pairing with Paul Newman. Katharine Ross also stars in this award-winning western about the legendary outlaws.
On tap for Saturday is 1973's "The Sting," also directed by Hill. The winner of seven Academy Awards, including best film, the caper comedy stars Redford and Newman as a couple of con men who pull off the ultimate con. Redford received his one and only lead actor Oscar nomination for his breezy performance.
Sunday's offering is the acclaimed 1976 "All the President's Men," based on the bestseller by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, chronicling how the cracked the Watergate break-in story. Redford stars as Woodward; Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film also featured Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning performance was Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.
Screening Monday is the 1972 western "Jeremiah Johnson," directed by Sydney Pollack, in which Redford plays a mountain man who becomes the object of a vendetta.
The retrospective concludes Dec. 24 with the glossy 1973 "The Way We Were," starring Redford and Barbra Streisand as an ill-fated couple. Pollack also directed the hit weepie.
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