“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 Alain Terzian, the president of France’s Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema.
In the statement announcing Redford’s honorary Cesar, Terzian praised Redford’s career as an actor, filmmaker and philanthropist.
“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,” said Terzian, citing Redford’s Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning film “Ordinary People,