Robert Redford’s On Screen Intrigue And Personal Tragedies

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George Roy Hill’s Gift

During shooting for The Sting, Robert Redford complained on a handful of occasions about how he was not doing enough actual acting and was more just running around from place to place. When they wrapped up filming, George Roy Hill gave Redford a gift to commemorate his whining. It was a small sculpture of the Looney Tunes character Road Runner made out of nails. The joke gift’s inscription read, ” If you can’t be good, be fast.”