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Film Society of Lincoln Center
has announced that Robert Redford,
Academy Award-winning director,
actor, producer, environmentalist, and
founder of the Sundance Film
Festival and Institute, will be honored
at the 42nd Annual Chaplin
Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on
Monday, April 27, 2015. The
evening will celebrate the plethora of
iconic roles he has played and
the remarkable work he has directed
and/or produced.


Redford Lincoln Center April 2015 ad

continues to influence the world of
cinema, through his distinguished
stage and film career, as well as his
continued support of several
generations of innovative voices in
independent film through his
nonprofit Sundance Institute and
internationally recognized Film
Festival. The event will be attended by a
host of notable guests and
will include movie and interview clips
culminating in the
presentation of The Chaplin Award. For
ticketing and additional
information, go to

“The Board is thrilled to have Robert
Redford as the next recipient
of the Chaplin Award,” said Ann
Tenenbaum, the Film Society of
Lincoln Center’s Board 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. This makes him a truly
distinguished honoree–the Film
Society, the New York Film Festival, and
the film world in general
are immensely richer because of his

Born in 1936 in Santa Monica, Redford
began his career in New York in
1959 appearing as a guest star on several
TV shows, including The
Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Alfred
Hitchcock Presents, and that year
also marked his Broadway debut in Tall
Story (1959), followed by
roles in The Highest Tree (1959), Sunday
in New York (1961), and his
biggest Broadway success as the newlywed
husband in Neil Simon’s
Barefoot in the Park (1963). He also
earned an Emmy nomination as
Best Supporting Actor for his performance
in The Voice of Charlie
Pont in 1963, followed by one of his last
television appearances on
Breaking Point.

Redford made his screen debut in War Hunt
(1962), which also marked
the directorial debut of Sydney Pollack,
and the first of several
collaborations between the two. He won
his first Golden Globe award
for Inside Daisy Clover (1965), in which
he played a bisexual movie
star who weds Natalie Wood. He worked
with the actress again in
Pollack’s This Property Is Condemned
(1966), and that same year, he
starred in Arthur Penn’s The Chase
opposite Jane Fonda, with whom he
would later reteam with for the movie
version of Barefoot in the Park
(1967) and Pollack’s The Electric
Horseman (1979).

Playing alongside Paul Newman in 1969’s
Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid, Redford launched to
superstardom, and throughout the
following two decades he further cemented
his role within film
history playing iconic characters in such
films as Jeremiah Johnson
(1972), The Candidate (1972), The Way We
Were (1973), the
Oscar-nominated The Sting (1973), The
Great Gatsby (1974), Three Days
of the Condor (1975), All the President’s
Men (1976), The Natural
(1984) and Out of Africa (1985), winner
of seven Academy Awards.

Redford’s impressive career also extends
behind the camera. He made
his directorial debut with the Academy
Award-winning Ordinary People,
followed by The Milagro Beanfield War
(1987), A River Runs Through It
(1992), Quiz Show (1994), The Horse
Whisperer (1998), and The Company
You Keep (2012), among others.

He was the recipient of the 1997 National
Medal for the Arts by
President Clinton. In 2001 he was honored
with the Freedom in Film
Award presented by the First Amendment
Center, and in 2002 received
the Pell Award for Excellence in the
Arts: Lifetime Achievement
Award. In December 2005, Redford accepted
the Kennedy Center Honors
for his “distinguished achievement in the
performing arts and in
recognition of his extraordinary
contributions to the life of our
country.” Most recently, Redford received
the Legion d’Honneur medal,
France’s highest recognition, from
President Nicolas Sarkozy on
October 14, 2010.

Redford starred in last year’s New York
Film Festival selection All
Is Lost, and just completed production on
A Walk in the Woods, based
on Bill Bryson’s memoir and co-starring
Nick Nolte. It is scheduled
for release in 2015. He is now shooting
Truth with Cate Blanchett.
The film is based on the book Truth and
Duty by Mary Mapes.

The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in
1972 and honored Charlie
Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from
exile to accept the
commendation. Since then, the award has
been renamed for Chaplin, and
has honored many of the film industry’s
most notable talents,
including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder,
Laurence Olivier, Federico
Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis,
James Stewart, Robert Altman,
Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl
Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael
Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine
Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and,
last year, Rob Reiner.

For information about presale
opportunities at the 2015 Gala, please
contact our Patron’s Desk at or call

Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and
international cinema, the
Film Society of Lincoln Center works to
recognize established and
emerging filmmakers, support important
new work, and to enhance the
awareness, accessibility, and
understanding of the moving image. The
Film Society produces the renowned New
York Film Festival, a curated
selection of the year’s most significant
new film work, and presents
or collaborates on other annual New York
City festivals including
Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects,
Human Rights Watch Film
Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New
Films, NewFest, New York
African Film Festival, New York Asian
Film Festival, New York Jewish
Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian
Cinema and Rendez-Vous with
French Cinema. In addition to publishing
the award-winning Film
Comment magazine, the Film Society
recognizes an artist’s unique
achievement in film with the prestigious
Chaplin Award. The Film
Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade
Theater and the Elinor Bunin
Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln
Center, provide a home for
year-round programs and the New York City
film community.

The Film Society receives generous, year-
round support from Royal
Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre,
American Airlines, The New York
Times, HBO®, Stella Artois, The Kobal
Collection, Variety, Trump
International Hotel and Tower, the
National Endowment for the Arts,
and the New York State Council on the

For more information, visit  –
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@filmlinc on Twitter.


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