It's no secret that Colorado has a lot of celebrity connections.

Tim Allen, Oprah Winfrey, and Kevin Costner all have homes in the Centennial State. Others — like Bridge to Terabithia star AnnaSophia Robb and SNL-alum Leslie Jones — went to school here.

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However, there's another famous individual with Colorado roots: Robert Redford.

Inside Robert Redford's Colorado Connection

Although Robert Redford was born in California, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder in the mid-1950s. Unfortunately, his stint at the school didn't last long.

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According to Nicki Swift, The Sting actor's heavy drinking cost him his scholarship, and CU Boulder officials soon kicked him off campus. Still, his impression on Colorado didn't end there.

Robert Redford as a Janitor in Boulder

No, that's not one of his acting credits. While at CU Boulder, Redford worked as a janitor at the town's oldest restaurant: The Sink.

The Way We Were star hasn't forgotten his time there either. According to The Denver Post, Redford wore a shirt bearing The Sink's famous logo at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sink's Other Celebrity Patrons

Redford may be The Sink's only big-name employee, but other household names have frequented the Boulder bar.

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Eater Denver reports that former President Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Madeline Albright, and Dan Aykroyd have all stopped into The Hill's staple.

Guy Fieri also featured The Sink on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Check out other Colorado restaurants that have made it on the show in the gallery below.

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