Although he plays a college professor in his latest film, Robert Redford was, by his own admission, never much of a student, consistently more interested in what was going on outside the classroom window than inside. But there's one moment from Redford's academic past that burns brightly in his memory. The year was 1950, and Redford was a junior high student in Van Nuys, California, suffering through one of those standardized achievement tests that are the bane of every kid's existence. Suddenly, one particular section of the exam grabbed his attention. "There was this picture, and you had to figure out what was wrong with it," Redford recalls. "The picture seemed to be totally perfect a woman was standing on a porch with a broom, and a mailman who had just delivered the mail was talking to her. And I got so excited I was going to find out what was wrong there!" Then Redford found the answer: The woman was... More >>>
American reality: Robert Redford directs Meryl Streep in Lions for Lambs.