Actor Robert Redford is honored with the 42nd Chaplin Award by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. Alicia Powell reports.
The 'Sundance Kid' is honored. Robert Redford adds the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award to his list of achievements for his work in front and behind the camera. 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 in the early 1960s. And after over 50 years the veteran still finds the process of film making enjoyable. SOUNDBITE: Robert Redford, actor, saying (English): "It's a creative enterprise, just like art, just like painting, music. Creating something can be done in different categories. 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." In the early 1980's the actor created the Sundance Institute and Film Festival in order to help emerging film makers. SOUNDBITE: Robert Redford, actor, saying (English): "When you get down the line and you have success, if you're lucky to have it, you think about, 'well, what can I do with it?' I thought about putting something back. That seemed to me like a good thing to do because it wasn't going to involve money, money is not everything. So to create something that would create opportunities for other people, that gave me great satisfaction." Director J.C. Chandor, actress Elisabeth Moss and former co-star and long-time friend Jane Fonda, came out to support Redford at the ceremony.