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For the fictional character, see Robert Redford.

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American actor. His likeness is used in HBO's Watchmen.[1]

Behind the Scenes

In July 2019, it was announced that Redford would come out of his retirement from acting to play President Robert Redford, a fictionalized, alternate universe version of himself, in the HBO drama series Watchmen. In the show's timeline, Redford has been President of the United States since 1992 and is still President in 2019 (beyond the two four-year terms allowed in real life). In the original Watchmen comic book that the show is a sequel to, Redford is mentioned as a contender for the 1988 election against Richard Nixon (who also continued his presidency beyond the two terms). It was later clarified that Redford himself would not appear in the show and that his name was simply being used as a tribute to the comic, although his likeness and archival audio of his voice is used in the series' first episode, "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice".

Roles

Trivia

  • Robert Redford also portrayed Alexander Pierce in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Endgame.

References

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