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Celebrity Birthdays for August 18 – Robert Redford, Denis Leary and More

Robert Redford, Denis Leary
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Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robert Redford
Age: 76
Occupation: Actor, Director and Environmentalist
Known For: Starring in films such as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ and ‘All the President’s Men,’ winning an Academy Award for directing ‘Ordinary People,’ and founding the Sundance Film Festival

Denis Leary
Age: 55
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Known For: His biting comedic style, co-creating and starring in the critically-beloved series ‘Rescue Me,’ movie roles in ‘Wag the Dog,’ ‘Suicide Kings’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and founding the Leary Firefighters Foundation

Roman Polanski
Age: 79
Occupation: Director
Known For: Winning a 2002 Oscar for ‘The Pianist,’ being unable to accept it in person because he’s famously dodging extradition on a 1977 child rape charge, directing other celebrated movies like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Chinatown,’ being the widower of Manson Family murder victim Sharon Tate

Edward Norton
Age: 43
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Oscar nominations for ‘Primal Fear’ and ‘American History X,’ other notable roles in ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ ‘Rounders’ and ‘Fight Club,’ and his work on behalf of environmental and political causes

Christian Slater
Age: 43
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in cult-classic films such as ‘Heathers’ and ‘True Romance,’ appearing in other films including ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ and ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ starring on the short-lived series ‘Breaking In,’ and several widely publicized brushes with the law

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