Top 5 Best Robert Redford Films to mark his lifetime achievement award

Hollywood actor Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Centre.

robert redfordThe Society, which organises the annual New York Film Festival, said that Robert Redford’s “impact is hard to measure in many ways”. The honour is bestowed upon the film industry’s most high profile and influential players, with previous recipients including Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin, after whom the award is named.

According to the BBC Lesli Klainberg, executive director at the New York’s Film Society, said that Robert Redford’s contribution as an actor has been significant, but also pinpointed his work as founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Lesli commented: “Without the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival, we’d likely have a different industry. And they continue to have a huge impact. Obviously he’s a star that many of us have grown up watching from his films in the early ’60s to his current work. I happen to think he’s also had some of the greatest co-stars ever, from Natalie Wood to Faye Dunaway, Barbra Streisand, and, of course, his great bromance with Paul Newman.”

Robert Redford is almost certainly best remembered for that “bromance” with Paul Newman in the film “Butch Cassidy and the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidSundance Kid”. The Record Press author has never seen better chemistry between two actors on celluloid. The rapport, bonhomie, banter and humour between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid aka Paul Newman and Robert Redford was scintillating. It’s not something that you can manufacture. Such was the success of the 1969 film, Paul Newman and Robert Redford found themselves teaming up four years later in “The Sting”.

Away from his work with Paul Newman, Robert Redford has consistently proved his depth and versatility as an actor, whether in rom com films like “Barefoot in the Park” or more hard hitting, edgy films like “All the President’s Men” which depicted the Washington Post’s investigation that led to the “Watergate Scandal” and the subsequent bringing down of US President Richard Nixon.

Lest we forget Robert Redford’s talent and track record, here’s a Top 5 Best Robert Redford Films –

Top 5 Best Robert Redford Films all the presidents men dvd

1) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  ( 1969 )

2) All the President’s Men  ( 1976 )

3) The Sting  ( 1973 )

4) The Way We Were ( 1973 )

5) The Great Gatsby  ( 1974 )


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2 Responses to “Top 5 Best Robert Redford Films to mark his lifetime achievement award”

  1. Robin Winter says:

    The best Redford film for me was not one he acted in but one he directed. Ordinary People was his directorial debut and is an extraordinarily moving film. It won the Best Picture Oscar in (I think) 1984 controversially beating off competition from Raging Bull.

  2. simon says:

    Hi Robin

    I would concur that Ordinary People was a very good film; very poignant & moving. Remember seeing it at the cinema. I think it was a bit earlier, circa 1980.


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