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Robert Redford Receives American Riviera Award
updated: Feb 08, 2014, 12:01 AM

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored actor, director and producer Robert Redford with the American Riviera Award on Friday evening at the Arlington Theater.

Robert Redford

The American Riviera Award is an award SBIFF established to recognize an actor who has had a strong influence on American Cinema. Redford will join an illustrious group of past recipients, including Quentin Tarantino (2013) and Martin Scorsese (2012), Annette Bening (2011), Sandra Bullock (2010), Mickey Rourke (2009), Tommy Lee Jones (2008), Forrest Whitaker (2007), Philip Seymour Hoffman (2006), Kevin Bacon (2005) and Diane Lane (2004).

"To honor Robert Redford with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for SBIFF," said Durling. "His fifty-year career - filled with significant achievements both on and off camera - is reason enough for celebration, but his role in ALL IS LOST - one of the best performances of the year - proves that he's an artist that continues to evolve and inspire us."

Robert Redford

Robert Redford

Redford's early film work includes Barefoot in the Park, for which he reprised his stage role of newlywed Paul Bratter, Inside Daisy Clover, Tell Them Willie Boy is Here, among others. It was his breakthrough role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid that made Hollywood stand up and take notice. He has since built a distinguished acting career, starring in such notable feature films as The Sting, Jeremiah Johnson, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby, Three Days of the Condor, Brubaker, The Natural, Out of Africa, Indecent Proposal, Up Close and Personal, Spy Game, The Last Castle, The Clearing and An Unfinished Life.

Redford's directorial debut, Ordinary People won him the Academy Award® as Best Director in 1981. As director, Redford has brought to life John Nichols' acclaimed novel The Milagro Beanfield War, A River Runs Through It and Quiz Show, which earned him yet another Best Director nomination. He earned two Golden Globe nominations (Best Picture and Best Director) for The Horse Whisperer and went on to direct and produce The Legend of Bagger Vance. He's also produced Lions for Lambs (in which he also acted and directed), A Civil Action, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Slums of Beverly Hills and Motorcycle Diaries, to name just a few.

Robert Redford

Redford fans and their iPhones

Redford is perhaps best known for establishing the Sundance Institute, dedicated to the support and development of emerging screenwriters and directors of vision, and to the national and international exhibition of new independent cinema. The Sundance Film Festival is a program of the Institute and is internationally recognized as the single most important showcase of independent cinema.

Redford was joined on the red carpet by Looms' The Funk Brothers(directors) and their star Timothy Murphy, Metalhead's director Ragnar Bragason and The Broken Circle Breakdown's director Felix Van Groeningen and talent Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh.

Actor Timothy V. Murphy of Looms

Actor Timothy V. Murphy of Looms

Actor Timothy V. Murphy of Looms

Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin

The Broken Circle Breakdown's director Felix Van Groeningen and talent Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh

Dario Troiani of Violet

Luiso Berdejo of Violet

Junio Valverde of Violet

Junio Valverde of Violet

Violet cast

Ragnar Bragason, director, The Following

Tehmina Sunny, The Following

Hazel Morillo, actress If I Close My Eyes I Am Not Here

Hazel Morillo, actress If I Close My Eyes I Am Not Here

Andrea Casaseca Ferror of Sinceridad


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(Source: SBIFF)


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