18 Actors Who Direct
4. Robert Redford
The Actor: Founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Redford’s been acting since 1959, cutting his teeth on TV shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone.
He’s best known for iconic turns in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Out Of Africa, Three Days Of The Condor and The Sting.
Directorial Style: Drama is Redford’s forte, and he’s not afraid to get serious with it.
That was never more evident than in his directorial debut, Ordinary People, which followed the disintegration of a middle class family. He won a Best Director Oscar for that, which wasn’t bad going.