This film, which follows an affluent family trying to return to normalcy after the accidental drowning of their oldest son, was Redford’s directorial debut. Ordinary People won multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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The Sting, 1973, Redford was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Johnny "Kelly" Hooker, a Depression-era grifter bent on revenge. The film, which won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, became one of the biggest hits of the early seventies, and grossed $68.5 million during its first run.
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