BBC News - Robert Redford's new hope for climate change deal
[4-minute video] At the opening of a new environmental studies centre named after him at Pitzer College near Los Angeles, he spoke to the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani about the politics of climate change.Robert Redford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He has described himself as having been a "bad" student, finding inspiration outside the classroom, and being interested in art and sports. He hit tennis balls with Pancho Gonzales at the Los Angeles Tennis Club to warm him up. After high school, he attended the University of Colorado for a year and a half, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. While there, he worked at the restaurant/bar The Sink; a painting of his likeness is prominent in the bar's murals. After being asked to leave the University of Colorado, he traveled in Europe, living in France, Spain, and Italy. He later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.