|His Hollywood career is unlike any other, but is Redford's
legacy in the films he's made ... or the films he's supported?
By James Rocchi
Special to MSN Movies
In his memoir "Adventures in the Screen Trade," screenwriter William
Goldman ("All the President's Men" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") makes an
early mention of Robert Redford among the book's notes and
observations about Hollywood that turns out to be remarkably telling. When the
possibility of hiring Redford to play Sundance in the 1969 hit film came up in
preproduction, with stars like Marlon Brando and Warren Beatty in contention for the part, an
unnamed studio exec noted of the then-33-year-old Redford, "He's just another
California blond -- throw a stick at Malibu, you'll hit six of him."
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