James Redford was a prominent American documentary filmmaker, environmental activist, and philanthropist. James Redford is best known for directing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.
James Redford was born on May 5, 1962 in New York City, New York, United States. He was American by nationality and followed Christianity. He is also of Puerto Rican-American descent. When he was born on May 5th, his birth sign was Taurus.
Speaking about his family members, James was born to his father, Robert Redford, and mother, Lola Van Wagenen. Robert is a well-known American actor and director while Lola Van is a historian. He also had a brother named Scott Anthony Redford and two sisters named Amy Redford and Shauna Redford. He grew up in New York with his siblings and spent his summers in the Provo Canyon area of Utah.
On the way to his educational background, James completed his education at the Dalton School in New York City. He later transferred to the University of Colorado Boulder and received a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and filmmaking. Similarly, he also earned a master’s degree in English literature from Northwestern University.
Sadly, James Redford has passed away October 16, 2020, at his own home in Fairfax, California. He died of bile duct cancer at the age of 58
working life and career
James Redford began his career as a screenwriter. In 2001 he worked as a screenwriter on the western drama Cowboy Up and in 2002 on a TV movie called Skinwalkers. He also made his directorial debut in 2003 with the film Spin. He also wrote the screenplay for the film.
In 2005, James and his father Robert co-founded a non-profit organization called The Robert Center. The San Francisco-based company produces films and even helps filmmakers by providing them with grants.
After a big hiatus, James made his first documentary called The Big Picture; Rethinking Dyslexia” in 2012. It was about his son Dylan’s difficulties at school. In 2013 he made his next documentary called Toxic Hot Seat. It was based on the health problems caused by the use of flame-retardant plastics in furniture.
Some of his other films are Paper Tigers (2013), Resilience (2016), Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution (2017). In October 2020 his latest film “Playing for Keeps” premiered. He was also at work making a documentary called Where The Past Begins when he died.
James Redford married Kyle Redford in 1988. His wife, Kyle, is an educator and actress. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher. James and Kyle had been dating for a long time before getting married. Similarly, they also had two children together; a son named Dylan Redford (30 years old) and a daughter named Lena Redford. They were featured in some of his father’s Tribute Gallery photos.
James improved his physique and had a well groomed body. He had one height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72 meters and weighing 62 kg or 137 pounds. Similarly, his bicep size was 14 inches while he used to wear 9 inch (US) shoes. Likewise, his actual body measurements like chest, waist, and hips are 40 inches, 28 inches, and 36 inches, respectively. Additionally, the filmmaker had blonde brown hair with a pair of beautiful brown eyes.
Social Media and Wealth
When it comes to his social media availability, James hasn’t been active on any of them. We could not find any of his official accounts on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He might be too busy to use them, or he might have enjoyed not using them.
As a popular documentary filmmaker, James had certainly made a lot of money. However, he did not disclose his actual annual income and his monthly salary. However, the filmmaker had one net worth of about $170 million at the time of death, according to online resources.