Redford honored with Chaplin Award
NEW YORK - Reuters
REUTERS PhotoRobert Redford has added the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award to his list of honors for his work in front and behind the camera, and the Hollywood star said he still enjoys making movies after more than 50 years in the industry.
The 78-year old, known for films such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “Out of Africa” and “All the President’s Men”, began his career - which has included acting, directing and producing in the early 1960s.
He founded the Sundance Institute to help emerging film makers 20 years later. The Utah-based Sundance Film Festival is now considered the top U.S. independent film festival.
“It’s a creative enterprise, just like art, just like painting, music. Creating something can be done in different categories,” Redford said on the gala’s red carpet on April 27. “So to do it in film is just another expression, which is great. Because it translates so well because so many people see the work, if you’re lucky.”
He was joined for the New York gala by actress Jane Fonda and Broadway and recording star Barbra Streisand.