- For the real life actor, see Robert Redford (actor).
Charles Robert Redford Jr. is the 39th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was an actor and producer.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Entertainment Career
- 1.2 Early Political Career
- 1.3 President of the United States
- 1.4 Final fate
- 2 Known Cabinet Members and Appointees
- 3 Personality
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
Between 1958 to 1985, Robert Redford appeared in several films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Great Gatsby, The Great Waldo Pepper, and The Electric Horseman.
Redford’s final film as an actor was Out of Africa. Several of the films Redford had in production prior to his election retained him with a producing credit. In 1994 he became the first president to be nominated for an Academy Award (for Quiz Show) while in office.
Early Political Career
1988 Presidential Campaign
Following the tragedy of 11/2, Redford challenged incumbent President Richard Nixon in a bid for the Presidency in the elections of 1988. His running mate was California Governor Jerry Brown. After being defeated by Nixon, Redford thought of quitting politics.
1992 Presidential Campaign
After Richard Nixon died in office and Gerald Ford ascended to the Presidency. In 1992, Redford rode to victory in his second run for the White House with Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey as his running mate.
President of the United States
Since taking office, Redford has pushed the country down a much more liberal path than either Gerald Ford or Richard Nixon, signing into law policies like the Victims of Racial Violence Act and the Campaign Finance Reform and Donor Disclosure Act, along with placing strict controls on the sale of tobacco and firearms.
First term (1993-1997)
After taking office in 1993, Redford attempted to distance himself from the Sundance Labs, for fear of that his political enemies would accuse him of using the institution as a mechanism for promoting his political agenda in the culture. But his commitment to the arts has long been a defining characteristic of his administration, beginning with his appointment of Andres Serrano to rebuild the National Endowment for the Arts following decades of reduction and gutting by the Nixon and Ford administrations.
Second term (1997-2001)
Redford's second term ended with the Supreme Court coming under the control of more liberal jurists. With approval ratings in the mid-sixties, Redford made the bold move of replacing Vice President Bob Kerrey with Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun as his running mate in the 2000 election.
Third term (2001-2005)
In 2001 the Redford administration began taking steps to accelerate the complete reintroduction of electronic media into the public sphere. Redford appointed Martin Scorsese to oversee the NFPF, further adding to his administration's records as a supporter of the arts.
In 2002 Redford appointed author John Grisham to the Supreme Court, confirming him after a contentious process in the Senate.
Fourth term (2005-2009)
Fifth term (2009-2013)
Redford saw his popularity slipping in the middle of the country after the election in 2008. After Vice President Braun resigned in 2009 for unknown reasons, Redford was pressured by conservative Democrats and Independents to appoint Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to the Vice Presidency. Despite rumors that Ventura had leveraged the Administration with evidence about the government’s involvement in 11/2, the gambit paid off and Redford/Ventura eked out a victory in 2012. Ventura passed away two weeks after the election under mysterious circumstances. Appealing to the center, Redford appointed his current Vice President, Delaware Senator Joe Biden.
Sixth term (2013-2017)
Seventh term (2017-present)
Associate Justice John Grisham is expected to retire from the Supreme Court. It is heavily implied, but not outright named, in an article by the New Frontiersman that Redford intends to nominate another liberal judicial to fill in Grisham's seat.
2020 election and retirement
Redford has stated that he will not seek an eighth term in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to run, along with Senator Joe Keene, son of Oklahoma Senator Joseph David Keene who authored the infamous Keene Act.
Redford has stated that he has no plans to re-engage Sundance Labs in a leadership capacity after leaving office.
The Redford Presidential Library is set to break ground along the Blackfoot River outside Missoula, Montana.
Following the arrest of Adrian Veidt for his crimes against humanity, those in the United States government who perpetuated Veidt’s lies over the years will also answer for what they did. That includes President Redford. His arrest, and the truth of Ozymandias’ squid attack becoming public, could send the world into chaos.
Known Cabinet Members and Appointees
- Joe Biden - Vice-President
- Jesse Ventura - Former Vice-President
- Carol Moseley Braun - Former Vice-President
- Bob Kerrey - Former Vice-President
- Henry Louis Gates Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury
- John Grisham - Associate Justice
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Associate Justice
- Mehmet Oz - Surgeon General
White House Office
- Ezra Klein - White House Press Secretary
- Andres Serrano - Head of the National Endowment for the Arts
- Martin Scorsese - Head of the National Film Foundation
- Watchmen (TV series)
- It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice (audio footage and photograph)
- Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship (mentioned)
- She Was Killed by Space Junk (mentioned)
- If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own (mentioned)
- Little Fear of Lightning (mentioned)
- This Extraordinary Being (mentioned)
- An Almost Religious Awe (mentioned)
- A God Walks into Abar (mentioned)
- See How They Fly (mentioned)
- According to HBO's Watchmen, Redford has been the President of the United States for 26 years, making him the longest serving President in American history, currently serving his seventh term since taking office. The next longest serving presidents are Richard Nixon who served 5 terms, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who served 4. As of 2019, President Redford is 83 years old, making him the oldest President in US history.
- With Redford as President of the United States, all of his post-1985 film projects fell into the hands of other actors and directors. For example, Redford’s 1992 directorial effort A River Runs Through It, ended up being directed by Ridley Scott, who “earned an Oscar nomination and won the DGA Award” for Best Director. Redford’s 1994 historical drama Quiz Show was directed by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus director Miloš Forman. As for acting credits, Redford was replaced by Jeff Bridges in Up Close and Personal (1996), James Earl Jones in Lions for Lambs (2007), and Dustin Hoffman in The Company You Keep (2012). The creators of Redford’s 2015 movie A Walk in the Woods decided to cast Nick Nolte in a dual role since Redford was not around.
- Redford's most popular and critically acclaimed film, All the President's Men (which was a dramatization of the Watergate scandal), would've not been made in the Watchmen Universe because Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were murdered before they could expose the truth about the Watergate break-in and Richard Nixon's involvement, meaning that Redford never would have played Woodward in the film.
- According to Rorschach, Redford was elected in 2004, and is running for a fifth term against Governor Gavin Turley.