It's common knowledge that prominent actors and directors approach interviews, especially on television, with some caution. Over twelve years, presenting more than 200 of the most illustrious stars of film, theatre, television and music, 'Inside the Actors Studio' has earned the reputation of being a forum where guests can speak fearlessly, openly and honestly about the things that matter most to them: their craft and the crucial events of their lives and careers that shaped them as people and artists. With powerful performances in films like The Sting, All The President's Men and Out Of Africa making his case, and his mark, as an actor, Robert Redford then expanded his horizons - and ours - stepping behind the lens to become one of only six actors ever to win a Best Director Academy Award? as he was saluted for Ordinary People in 1980. Pursuing his passion for the art of film, Redford went on to revolutionize independent cinema in 1980 by launching the acclaimed Sundance Institute for aspiring filmmakers. His charm, wit, and wisdom make this interview, taped in 2004, an effective reminder that before there was the Sundance Institute, there was the "Sundance Kid".