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Robert Redford: The Man Behind ‘The Company You Keep’ (Video)

Robert Redford puts on his director's hat

Robert Redford‘s “The Company You Keep” marks his ninth directorial work. The film offers a broad range of cast members, with Redford himself taking the lead. Shia LaBeouf and Anna Kendrick represent young Hollywood in the film, with Julie Christie and Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte and Chris Cooper rounding out the cast. The film makes goes into limited release on Friday. 

Redford stars as a member of Weather Underground, the radical leftist group of 1969 which sought to overthrow the U.S. government in a revolution. Redford is quite the political activist himself as founder of Redford Center, which describes itself as a “group driven by creative innocent and social activism.” 

Redford has his plate full. He will make his superhero flick debut in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” He will also star in “All Is Lost” for director J. C. Chandor, and has a documentary in the works for Discovery Channel’s “All The President’s Men Revisited,” which premieres in Washington D.C. this month.

Get the background on "The Company You Keep" below: