Septuagenarian actor Robert Redford rode into town last week for his Sundance Institute’s opening night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music — and promptly learned that he looks like the Borough President Markowitz.
“People tell me all the time that I look like Robert Redford,” Markowitz said in his opening remarks, welcoming the Oscar winner and international heartthrob.
Markowitz added that he’s been increasingly mistaken for the film auteur thanks to his 25-pound weight loss since last year.
When it was his turn to speak, Redford said he hadn’t yet been mistaken for Markowitz, but it may soon happen. “Marty said he’s lost 25 pounds to look like me,” the matinee idol said before the opening night movie, “The Son of Rambow.” “I’ve been working to put on weight.”
How else do Bob and Marty compare? See our handy chart:
|Marty Markowitz||Robert Redford|
|Weight||179 lbs. (down from204 lbs. in June of 2006)||“Marty said he’slost 25 pounds to look likeme,” Redford said last week. “I have been working to put on weight.”|
|Stance on Atlantic Yards||Thinks it’s a great proposal.||Unknown, but he once starred in “Indecent Proposal.”|
|Political career||Has been Brooklyn Borough President since 2002.||Played a Senate hopeful in 1972’s “The Candidate.”|
|Friend of animals?||Proud owner of Beep, a 6-year-old parrot||Starred in “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Horse Whisperer” and “Legal Eagles.”|