More than just a pretty boy, Robert Redford has consistently proven his considerable acting abilities in a number of great films over the past 5 decades. This box set features 4 of his finest hours!
The Natural (Dir. Barry Levinson, 1984): Nothing would stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom. Robert Redford stars in this inspiring fable that begins when 14-year-old Hobbs (Redford) fashions a powerful bat from a fallen oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability, fixing his extraordinary talent in the mind of sportswriter Max Mercy (Robert Duvall), who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career.
But a meeting with a mysterious woman shatters his dreams. Years pass and an older Hobbs reappears as a rookie from the New York Knights. Overcoming physical pain and defying those who have a stake in seeing the Knights lose, Hobbs with his boyhood bat, has his chance to lead the Knights to the penant and to finally fufill his dream.
The Way We Were (Dir. Sydney Pollack, 1973): Screen legends Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make movie magic as the captivating star-crossed lovers Katie Morosky and Hubbell Gardiner. Theirs is a classic love story sparked by the attraction of opposites, played out against the backdrop of American life during times of foreign war, domestic prosperity and McCarthy-era paranoia in Hollywood.
Winner of two Academy Awards (Best Song 'The Way We Were' and Best Score), The Way We Were is the timeless romance that cannot be forgotten.
Out of Africa (Dir. Sydney Pollack, 1985): Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer, Isak Dinesen.
Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen, the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women, the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land, she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship...
The Sting (Dir. George Roy Hill, 1973): After the huge success of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill re-teamed with Hollywood stars, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, for this dazzlingly inventive tale about revenge in 1930s Chicago.
The Sting is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time. Set in the 1930's this intricate comedy caper deals with an ambitious small time crook (Robert Redford) and a veteran con man (Paul Newman) who seeks revenge on the vicious crime lord (Robert Shaw) who murdered one of their gang. How this group of charlatans puts "the sting" on their enemy makes for the greatest double-crosses in movie history, complete with an amazing surprise finish...
The Sting was nominated for ten Oscars, collecting seven on the night: Best Art Direction (Henry Bumstead, James W. Payne) ; Best Costume Design (Edith Head); Best Director (George Roy Hill) ; Best Editing (William Reynolds) ; Best Score (Marvin Hamslich); Best Picture (Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips); and Best Screenplay (David S. Ward).