In addition to Mr. Redford, twenty other recipients were honored. These individuals have been an integral part of shaping and inspiring America.
Here is what the White House had to say on Mr. Redford:
“Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer, businessman, and environmentalist. In 1981, he founded the Sundance Institute to advance the work of independent filmmakers and storytellers throughout the world, including through its annual Sundance Film Festival. He has received an Academy Award for Best Director and for Lifetime Achievement. Redford has directed or starred in numerous motion pictures, including The Candidate, All the President's Men, Quiz Show, and A River Runs Through It.”