Robert Redford Responds To Oscars Snub; Excited For Sundance

Robert Redford is honored by the naming of Pitzer College's new Conservancy at the Los Angeles Press Club on November 19, 2012 Robert Redford is honored by the naming of Pitzer College's new Conservancy at the Los Angeles Press Club on November 19, 2012

Robert Redford is far more excited about the beginning of the 30th Sundance Film Festival than concerned about his Oscar snub for “All is Lost.”

The 77-year-old actor-director-producer discussed the Academy Award nominations Thursday on the first day of the independent film festival in Park City, Utah.

Redford is the only actor in the film, playing a shipwreck survivor struggling to stay alive.

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He said he loved the experience of making the movie and said it “gave me the chance as an actor to go back to my roots.” The film “suffered from little to no distribution,” he said, and had no campaign to help it reach mainstream audiences and Oscar voters.

He said it would have been “wonderful” to be nominated, but he’s not “disturbed or upset by it.”

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