Robert Redford: Our readers' favorite films

3. The Sting (1973)

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Set in 1936 and pairing Redford with Paul Newman "The Sting" follows two grifters who seek to con a Chicago mob boss, played by Robert Shaw.

In addition to winning seven Oscars, the film's score helped revive the work of ragtime composer Scott Joplin.

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