Although Robert Redford has wrapped up his acting career with 2018’s The Old Man & the Gun, legendary American actor still managed to grab a few more prestigious awards. The France’s Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema recently announced that Redford will be presented with a César Award, the French equivalent to Oscar, at the upcoming ceremony in Paris on February 22nd.
“An iconic actor, an exceptional director, a passionate producer, founder and president of Sundance, the most revered festival of independent films in the world, Robert Redford has left his mark through all his endeavors in the film world,” said the Academy’s president Alain Terzian in a statement. “
Terzian went on to praise Redford’s achievements as a filmmaker, before adding: “Robert Redford is definitely a monument. Many of his films, in front or behind the camera, have now become classics. Rare are the careers which have had such a lasting impact on the history of cinema.”
With this award, Robert Redford will join several other high-profile actors who received honorary César including George Clooney, Michael Douglas, Penelope Cruz, Meryl Streep and Sean Penn.
Redford previously won numerous other awards including two Academy Awards – Best Director for 1980’s Ordinary People and an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. He also has one BAFTA Award and three Golden Globe Awards.
After starring in over 50 movies during his illustrious career, Robert Redford announced that he will retire from acting after the release of David Lowery’s biographical drama The Old Man & the Gun. This, however, Redford will walk away from filmmaking entirely, since he might still direct and produce.