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Robert Redford: Not the Sundance Kid anymore

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His Hollywood career is unlike any other, but is Redford's legacy in the films he's made ... or the films he's supported? By James RocchiSpecial to MSN MoviesIn his memoir "Adventures in the Screen Trade," screenwriter William Goldman ("All the President's Men" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") makes an early mention of Robert Redford among the book's notes and observations about Hollywood that turns out to be remarkably telling. When the possibility of hiring Redford to play Sundance in the 1969 hit film came up in preproduction, with stars like Marlon Brando and Warren Beatty in contention for the part, an unnamed studio exec noted of the then-33-year-old Redford. '"He's just another California blond -- throw a stick at Malibu, you'll hit six of him." Bing: More about Robert Redford | See photos of Robert RedfordWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(AP)
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