Robert Redford collects career award at Marrakech Film Festival

Robert Redford has a brand new accolade to add to his growing list of awards. AFP
Updated 07 December 2019

Robert Redford collects career award at Marrakech Film Festival

  • The 18th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival honored iconic actor, producer and director Robert Redford on Friday
  • He was feted alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and Moroccan actress Mouna Fettou

DUBAI: Robert Redford has a brand new accolade to add to his growing list of awards. The 18th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival honored iconic actor, producer and director on Friday.

The 83-year-old collected the Etoile d’Or—the career tribute award— for his outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Redford, who made his foray into acting with a starring role in Broadway’s “Sunday in New York,” is best known for his portrayal of a skilled conman named Johnny Hooker in the 1973 comedy-crime drama “The Sting,” which went on to win seven Oscar awards.

He would go on to make his directorial debut in 1980, with the film “Ordinary People,” which earned him the Directors Guild of America Award, a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Director.

Notably, Redford is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, an annual cinematic festival that takes place each January in Utah’s Salt Lake City.

He was honored alongside Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and Moroccan actress Mouna Fettou, who served as the host of the annual film festival in 2006.


Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

Updated 05 August 2020

Lebanese star Nancy Ajram postpones TikTok concert following Beirut explosion

DUBAI: Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram has postponed her virtual TikTok performance following the tragic incident in Beirut on Aug. 4 that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands.

“In light of the devastating explosions that took place in Beirut, TikTok expresses its deepest condolences to the Lebanese people and stands with them in solidarity during this difficult time,” announced the social media platform in a press release.

The concert was scheduled to take place on Aug. 6 at 10pm GST.  A new date has not been announced.

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