Robert Redford to receive lifetime achievement award

Posted on 13 October 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Actor and director Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Film Society of Lincoln Centre.

The 78-year-old has been named as the recipient of the institute’s 42nd annual Chaplin Award, and will be presented with the accolade during a ceremony in New York City next April.

Redford joins such movie tycoons as Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese in receiving the gong, which is named after its first recipient, Charlie Chaplin.

“Obviously he’s a star that many of us have grown up watching from his films in the early 1960s to his current work,” said the Lincoln Centre’s executive director Lesli Klainberg.

“I happen to think he’s also had some of the greatest co-stars ever, from Natalie Wood to Faye Dunaway, Barbra Streisand, and, of course, his great bromance with Paul Newman.”

Redford is best known for his roles in classic films such as All the Presidents Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Indecent Proposal, and also happens to be the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

He was recently seen in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier.