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ROBERT REDFORD ONE-ON-ONE WITH DAYTIME'S JERRY PENACOLI

Legendary movie star Robert Redford is directing and starring in a new movie, "The Company You Keep" with Susan Sarandon, Shia La Beouf, Nick Nolte.

The premise: Crimes committed by members of the Weather Underground, in protest of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War, come back to haunt the perpetrators decades later. They are still wanted by the feds. Some have changed their names, married and raised children, but are tired of living in hiding.

Also in the movie, Jackie Evancho (pictured with Redford), and Robert told Jerry, he discovered her on NBC's talent show "America's Got Talent" -- He never watches television, but was surfing around the channels one night and stumbled upon AGT.  He saw Jackie sing, and knew right away she would be able to embody the role of his daughter in this movie. 

Redford reveals a lot about his early acting career.  He began his career playing villains and bad guys, and then after "Barefoot in the Park" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" he was forever typecast as the handsome leading man.  

He's coming full circle now, telling Penacoli, that he is thrilled to be playing the villain in the upcoming "Captain America." 

 

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