Redford’s also one of the few people who can pull off “good looking” at 72-years-old. And that, let’s face it, is a testament to his looks before you and I were even born. True story. Check out the pictures:
Redford was actually considered for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. The role was eventually filled - and mastered - by Al Pacino.
Director Mike Nichols was looking for a blond, WASPy type to cast as Ben Braddock in The Graduate and Redford was the man. But then Nichols came to the realization that no one would believe Redford couldn't "get the girl." Enter: Dustin Hoffman.