He did not just play a journalist: The actor has reporting chops and inspired my career, Ravi Velloor writes.
It is not often that I go to the movies these days, but this month I made time to catch two Hollywood productions: The Company You Keep, starring Robert Redford, and The Great Gatsby, the latter more out of curiosity to see if Leonardo DiCaprio did better than the 1974 version featuring Redford. He did not, to my relief.
Why the loyalty to Redford?
It has nothing to do with his acting, or his looks, but reaches back to teenage days and early 1976, when I received my monthly copy of National Geographic magazine with Redford's article, Riding the Outlaw Trail.