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REDFORD’S JUST A NATURAL FOR FILM-INDUSTRY AWARD

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He was viewed at first as just another Hollywood pretty face. Now Robert Redford, perennially passed over for an acting Oscar, is being honored as one of the most significant figures in the movie industry.

Redford, who in a four-decade career has acted, directed, produced and also founded a major film festival, receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award next Saturday for "fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.""We could not have picked a more appropriate person to receive this award," said SAG President Richard Masur. "Redford's work as an actor has always been outstanding, and the list of his films reads like a guide to the great American films of the past few decades."

One of Hollywood's most recognizable stars, Redford has appeared in such celebrated movies as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Candidate," "The Way We Were," "Three Days of the Condor," "All the President's Men," "The Natural" and "Out of Africa." But he has never won acclaim for his acting as have his contemporaries Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.