As Robert Redford — actor, filmmaker and founder of the Utah-based Sundance Institute — announces his retirement from acting, here’s a look back at his career, and some of his most iconic movie moments:

August 18, 1936 • Charles Robert Redford Jr. is born in Santa Monica, Calif.

1958 • Married Lola Van Wagenen, from Provo, Utah.

1959-63 • Acting in New York, on stage and TV. Highlights included a production of “The Iceman Cometh,” a role in the final episode of “Playhouse 90,” and playing Death in a “Twilight Zone” episode.

(Courtesy United Artists) Robert Redford (left) and Tom Skerritt play U.S. soldiers fighting in Korea, in the 1962 drama "War Hunt." It was the first movie for both actors.

1962 • Appears in his first movie, the Korean War drama ”War Hunt."

1963 • Cast by Mike Nichols in the lead of Neil Simon’s comedy ”Barefoot in the Park" on Broadway.

1966 • Wins a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer (male) for “Inside Daisy Clover.”

Robert Redford, playing an uptight newlywed in the 1967 movie version of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park."

1967 • Stars in the movie version of “Barefoot in the Park,” with Jane Fonda.

File | The Salt Lake Tribune Robert Redford and Paul Newman in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

1969 • Stars in his career-making role in the Western ”Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” alongside Paul Newman. Buys the Timp Haven ski resort in Provo Canyon, and renames it Sundance. Stars in and produces “Downhill Racer,” and the studio’s poor reception inspires Redford to seek ways to foster independent film.

1972 • Stars in the campaign drama ”The Candidate," using his acting to comment on politics.

1973 • Reteams with Newman in “The Sting,” a Best Picture Oscar winner; receives his only Oscar nomination for acting.

Courtesy photo Robert Redford (left) and Dustin Hoffman play reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the 1976 Watergate drama "All the President's Men." It screens Saturday, June 30, at Redford's Sundance resort.

1976 • Plays reporter Bob Woodward in the Watergate thriller ”All the President’s Men," a movie he also produced.

Robert Redford directing a scene for "Ordinary People". Credit: Paramount Pictures

1980 • Directs his first film, the dysfunctional family drama ”Ordinary People." The movie wins four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Robert Redford with Sterling Van Wagenen, first director of the Sundance Institute, in the early 1980s.

1981 • Creates the Sundance Institute to support independent film.

1985 • Stars with Meryl Streep in “Out of Africa,” another Best Picture Oscar winner. Sundance Institute takes over operations of the U.S. Film Festival in Park City (renaming it the Sundance Film Festival in 1991). Divorces Lola Van Wagenen.

1988 • Directs "The Milagro Beanfield War,” a comedy-drama about a David-vs.-Goliath water dispute.

1989 • Sundance launches catalog business.

Director Robert Redford (r.) discusses a scene with Brad Pitt (l.) and Craig Sheffer in the drama "A River Runs Through It", a Columbia Pictures Release. Courtesy Columbia Pictures 1992.

1992 • Directs and narrates “A River Runs Through It,” adapting Norman Maclean’s short story about two brothers who bond through fishing.

1993 • Receives a Razzie nomination for worst actor for “Indecent Proposal.”

1994 • Directs ”Quiz Show," chronicling ‘50s game-show scandals; receives Oscar nominations for director and Best Picture.

1996 • Partners with Showtime and NBCUniversal to launch the Sundance Channel. (Showtime and NBCUniversal sold its share to Rainbow Media, now AMC Networks, in 2008. It was renamed SundanceTV in 2014.)

1998 • Directs and stars in modern Western romance ”The Horse Whisperer."

2000 • Directs golf drama ”The Legend of Bagger Vance."

2002 • Receives an honorary Oscar for his work as an actor, producer, director and founder of Sundance.

2004 • Stars in the hostage drama “The Clearing,” the first time he appears in a movie that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

2005 • Chosen for Kennedy Center Honors. Launches The Redford Center, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that encourages filmmakers to spotlight environmental and social issues.

2007 • Directs and co-stars in the modern war drama “Lions For Lambs.”

| courtesy Sundance Film Festival Painter and environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford, creative director of ÒThe Way of the Rain,Ó which will be staged Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26-27, as part of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

2009 • Marries his longtime girlfriend, German-born artist Sibylle Szaggars.

2010 • Directs post-Civil War courtroom drama “The Conspirator.”

2012 • Directs and stars in fugitive thriller “The Company You Keep.”

This photo released by Roadside Attractions shows Robert Redford starring in J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost." (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions, Daniel Daza)

2013 • Garners acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his one-man performance in the shipwreck drama “All Is Lost.”

This image released by Marvel shows Robert Redford, left, and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (AP Photo/Marvel-Disney)

2014 • Plays a villain for the first time in a movie, in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

This photo provided by Broad Green Pictures shows, Robert Redford, left, as Bill Bryson, and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz, in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." Redford co-stars with Nolte and Emma Thompson in the movie which releases in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

2015 • Plays anchorman Dan Rather in the drama “Truth.” Plays author Bill Bryson in comedy “A Walk in the Woods.”

President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to actor Robert Redford during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 21 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award, including giants of the entertainment industry, sports legends, activists and innovators. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2016 • Co-stars in Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon.” Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian medal, from President Barack Obama. Announces he will retire from acting in 2017, to focus on directing.

(Lucian Capellaro | courtesy Netflix) Louis (Robert Redford, left) and Addie (Jane Fonda) discover a late-blooming romance in the romantic drama "Our Souls At Night." The movie debuts Friday, Sept. 29, on Netflix.

2017 • Co-stars in science-fiction romance “The Discovery,” which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Films the romance “Our Souls at Night” with Jane Fonda, and the heist drama “The Old Man and the Gun.”

(Erin Zachanowich | courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures) Sissy Spacek (left) and Robert Redford star in "The Old Man and the Gun," the true story of a career criminal who pulls off a daring series of heists in his 70s. Redford has said he will retire from acting after this movie, which is slated to open in theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.

2018 • Confirms his retirement from acting, with “The Old Man and the Gun” (opening Sept. 28 in select theaters) as his last movie performance.