Robert Redford, also known as Charles Robert Redford Jr., is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist who was born on August 18, 1936. Two Academy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are among his many accolades.
Denis Sanders directed War Hunt, a 1962 war movie featuring John Saxon, Robert Redford, and Charles Aidman. The picture featured the cinematic debuts of Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt, as well as Redford’s first significant role. It was produced by Terry Sanders for T-D Enterprises and released by United Artists. As performers, Redford and Pollack met on the set of the picture.
The movie was chosen as one of the top ten pictures of 1962 by the National Board of Review. It was nominated for a UN BAFTA award in 1964 and received the Silver Sail award for best feature picture at the 1962 Locarno International Film Festival.
For $250,000, the movie was shot in 15 days. In the movie, assistant producer Noel Black worked as an electrician while Francis Ford Coppola drove a truck. The Sanders brothers, who got their start in Hollywood as second unit directors on The Night of Hunter’s river sequences, shot the majority of the movie at night to cover their low budget.
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