Friday, March 2, 2012

REDFORD UP CLOSE, PERSONAL ON CAREER.(ACCENT)

Byline: AMY DAWES Los Angeles Daily News

LOS ANGELES -- With all the other projects he's involved in -- as a filmmaker, environmental activist, and the founder and director of the ever-growing Sundance Institute and its offshoot film festival and new cable channel -- it's surprising that Robert Redford has time anymore to show up on the big screen at your local theater.

He can now be seen starring opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in ``Up Close and Personal'' from Disney's Touchstone Pictures, his first movie role since the box-office hit ``Indecent Proposal'' in 1993.

Though he lives in Utah, Redford was in town recently to conduct his annual post-mortem on the Sundance Film Festival with its L.A.-based staff at a home he owns in Malibu.

He was also recently honored with the Screen Actor's Guild's Life Achievement Award. ``We could not have picked a more appropriate person to receive the award,'' said SAG president Richard Masur. ``Redford's work as an actor has always been outstanding. The list of his films reads like a guide to the great American films of the past few decades. Through his activism, concern and the work of his Sundance Institute, which has created countless opportunities for others, he has really made a difference in our industry.''

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