EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Robert Redford Talks 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and Receiving SBIFF's American Riviera Award

Saturday, 08 February 2014 11:38
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On Friday, February 7th 2014 Academy Award-winer Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ordinary People) received the American Riviera Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his acclaimed work in All Is Lost, and his exceptional film career. 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick traveled to Santa Barbara, California to attend the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival and spoke exclusively with legendary actor and director Robert Redford on the red carpet about his upcoming film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and receiving the American Riviera Award. The Oscar-winner discussed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, why he wanted to appear in a Marvel movie, the filmmakers' comparisons of it to some of his films from the '70s like Three Days of the Condor and All the President's Men, and how it feels to be excepting SBIFF's American Riviera Award.

To watch our exclusive interview with Robert Redford about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and receiving the American Riviera Award, please click on the video player above. 

If you don't have time to watch our video, you can read what Robert Redford had to say about Captain America: The Winter Soldier below:

IAR: The filmmakers have stated that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was inspired by some of your films from the '70s like Three Days of the Condor and All the President's Men, did you have a sense of that while shooting, and what was it like for you to appear in a Marvel movie?

Robert Redford: Appearing in the movie was different for me and that is why I did it. Because it seems to be part of the fabric of new filmmaking today. A lot of high tech stuff, a lot of green screen stuff. I wanted to be a part of that just to know what it was like. I don't know about Three Days of the Condor. I think that is maybe their idea. I don't know anything about that. I don't know that I see the similarities. They are very different films. That was done without any special effects or anything like that. That was quite a while ago. It was 1975, I guess. But I loved making it. 

SYNOPSIS:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs January 30th - February 9th.

To watch our exclusive interview with Michael B. JordanBrie Larson, and June Squibb about receiving the Virtuosos Award, please click here.

To watch our interview with Oprah Winfrey about receiving the Montecito Award and making Lee Daniels' The Butler, please click here

To watch our interview with Martin Scorsese about receiving the Cinema Vanguard Awardworking with Leonardo DiCaprio and making The Wolf of Wall Street, please click here.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters on April 4th. 


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