SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Robert Redford has been acting for half a century and he is still going strong.

The actor, producer and Academy Award winning director for "Ordinary People" has a new movie out called "All is Lost" in which he hardly said a word.

He also plays a good guy in the upcoming "Captain America:the Winter Soldier."

Redford is considered the godfather of film festivals. He launched the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in the 1970s using some of his earnings. He named it after his role in the 1969 film"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

His impact on American cinema earned him the American Rivera award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

On stage at the Arlington with film critic Leonard Maltin, Redford said he was shy about recognition and felt weird looking back at a montage of his work.

Redford, who was born in Santa Monica, signed plenty of autographs and said he used the surf in the area and visit Ojai.

He loves movies but said he doesn't have much time to see them, he is too busy making them.

Slideshow: SBIFF: Robert Redford, Received American Riviera Award

POSTED: 01:15 PM PST Feb 08, 2014    UPDATED: 09:49 AM PST Feb 10, 2014 

Roger Durling himself presented Robert Redford with the American Riviera Award.

Photography by Oscar Flores and Gary Lambert

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