Robert Redford to Receive Chaplin Award

Robert Redford

During Thursday's press conference, All Is Lost star Robert Redford explained how the film's domestic distributor, Roadside Attractions, failed to help it get the awards attention it deserved: "Hollywood is what it is; it’s a business and so when these films go to be voted on, usually they’re heavily dependent on campaigns. In our case, I think we suffered from little to no distribution. And so as a result, our distributors – I don’t know why – they didn’t want to spend the money, they were afraid, they were just incapable, I don’t know." 


"Perhaps no other single artist has done more to champion the work of independent filmmakers"

Film legend Robert Redford will soon have a new addition to his impressive list of achievements. 

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has chosen the two-time Oscar winner to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. The award will be handed out at a gala event at Lincoln Center on April 27. 

"The board is thrilled to have Robert Redford as the next recipient of the Chaplin Award," said Ann Tenenbaum, the group's chairman. "Not only is he an internationally known and loved actor, director, and producer, but perhaps no other single artist has done more to champion the work of independent filmmakers."

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Tenenbaum added that the film world is "immensely richer because of his contributions."

Redford, whose Sundance Film Festival launched in 1978, was last seen in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Previous Chaplin Award honorees include Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Elizabeth TaylorMeryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Last year's award went to Rob Reiner.

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