As we think back to those books and movies that made a distinct impression on us we often find a man or woman who we feel close to.  Who knows if our impression of them is truly accurate? Who really cares? Their work takes us to a place that makes us happy. For me that person is Robert Redford.  From directing to acting, from his Sundance clothing line and film festival to his work to preserve the environment we share many passions. He made so many memorable films beginning with a bang in 1969, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

My personal favorites were Jeremiah Johnson and A River Runs through It, which he starred in and directed respectively. Both of these classics, along with The Natural and The Legend of Bagger Vance set a tone, a feeling. They made me comfortable and I go back to them routinely.  Here is to Mr. Robert Redford.

Of course who couldn’t see this scene with Robert Duvall and not be moved?

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