Robert Redford will receive Chaplin Award, a lifetime achievement award from New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Centre.
Robert Redford’s career highlights will be celebrated at a gala in New York in April 2015.
The society, which organizes the annual New York Film Festival, said that Robert Redford’s “impact is hard to measure in many ways”.
Recent Chaplin Award recipients include Barbra Streisand and Nicole Kidman.
The honor is given to the movie industry’s most notable talents, and has also lauded Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin, after whom the award is named.
Charlie Chaplin was the first recipient in 1972, while last year’s winner was director Rob Reiner.
Lesli Klainberg, the film society’s executive director, said that Robert Redford’s contribution as an actor has been significant, but also pinpointed his work as founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
“Without the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival, we’d likely have a different industry. And they continue to have a huge impact,” she said.
“Obviously he’s a star that many of us have grown up watching from his films in the early ’60s to his current work.
“I happen to think he’s also had some of the greatest co-stars ever, from Natalie Wood to Faye Dunaway, Barbra Streisand, and, of course, his great bromance with Paul Newman,” added Lesli Klainberg.