Question: What is the name of the western movie that Paul Newman and Robert Redford starred in together in 1969? It is still considered one of the best western movies ever made.
A. The Magnificent Seven
B. The Wild Bunch
C. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
D. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Answer: C. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Paul Newman was already a well-known movie star when he made this western. Robert Redford, however, was a virtually unknown actor at the time. A huge box office success, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” catapulted both of them into international movie stardom.
This western is still considered one of the best movies ever made about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The screenplay writer, William Golman, spent eight years writing the story to make it as accurate as possible. Naturally, some creative liberties were taken during filming, but the basic storyline is true.