POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Tim Robbins!
Timothy Francis Robbins, a Pound Ridge resident, turns 56 on Thursday.
Robbins, an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musician, was born Oct.16, 1958, in West Covina, Calif. He is known for his roles as Nuke in "Bull Durham," Jacob Singer in "Jacob's Ladder," Griffin Mill in "The Player," Andy Dufresne in "The Shawshank Redemption," and as Dave Boyle in "Mystic River," (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Screen Actors Guild award), and for directing critically acclaimed films such as "Dead Man Walking."
He won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his starring role as an amoral film executive in Robert Altman's 1992 film "The Player." In 2005, he won the 39th annual Man of the Year Pudding Pot Award given by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard. As of 2011, he was the tallest Academy Award-winning actor at 6 feet 5 inches.