Someone told me Robert Redford refuses to salute the American flag. He is my all-American hero. Please tell me this isn't true.
—Ruth B., California
Absolutely false. "He loves this country tremendously and that's why he's working so hard to protect the environment for future generations of Americans," a spokesman for Redford says. Redford, 66, known for his acting talents in films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, also is a successful director who won an Academy Award in 1981 for his direction of Ordinary People and received a 1994 nomination as director of The Quiz Show. More recent projects include An Unfinished Life, a family drama co-starring Jennifer Lopez scheduled for release next year, and The Clearing, a kidnapping thriller with Helen Mirren and Willem Dafoe that will be out later this year. Redford, a divorced father of four who lives in Utah, also founded the Sundance Institute, which holds an annual film festival that has become one of the world's most influential showcases for new movies.