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Growing up, I was heavily into sports, and you’re given these slogans: “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” I realized that was a lie. You could be the worst-behaving character in the world. If you won, it didn’t matter.
Robert Redford’s "What I’ve Learned" from Esquire, January 2011. Redford and Gene Hackman starred in Michael Ritchie’s 1969 film Downhill Racer. Our current issue features an article on the film.