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He made sure that his children, wife, ex-wife, co-stars and best friends cooperated with the author.
He handed over decades’ worth of private diaries and journals, notebooks and correspondence.
Detectives informed Redford’s family: a mark of how deeply they remain connected to the tragedy.
Another seminal incident in Redford’s life is conveniently glossed over in the biography: the behaviour that got him thrown out of the University of Colorado.
But his wild college years, when his drinking became so heavy after his mother’s death that he was kicked off the baseball team and lost his scholarship, is barely alluded to.
The murder of his daughter Shauna’s fiancé Sid Wells, in Boulder, Colorado, in 1983, is another deeply personal tragedy that he prefers not to examine too closely.
Wells was found shot in the back of the head a few doors away from Shauna’s flat, in the apartment of Thayne Smika, who was arrested for the crime but released for lack of evidence.
“Redford had become beloved in the drinking circles but was regarded as a loose cannon,” writes his biographer, who omits details of his escapades only to conclude: “The University of Colorado had made it clear he wasn’t welcome back.” On the subject Redford says not a word.
It’s not that he is taciturn: he speaks at length about finding his motivation for a role, the intricacies of working with co-stars, his political activism and the splendour of the Wild West’s natural beauty.