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Redford: Don't dwell on success

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Robert Redford has revealed he deals with his success by not thinking too much about it.

The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star has won two Oscars and his Sundance Film Festival has just celebrated 30 years, but the veteran actor said he doesn't get too distracted by plaudits.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where he was presented with the American Riviera Award, he said: "Maybe the best way to deal with success is to not look at it, don't stop at it, that's for sure.

"If you are fortunate enough to have success, move on to the next thing. You don't want to get stopped by success because success has a dark side to it too, you don't want to embrace it too much."

Robert achieved critical acclaim for his role as a resourceful fisherman in JC Chandor's movie All Is Lost, which featured almost no dialogue - and he will follow it up with a completely different turn in the Captain America sequel.

"The roles were very different. In All is Lost there was no dialogue, no special effects, it was pure cinematic experience and it was a great acting role and that is how I started as an actor so it was a chance to go back to my roots.

"But Captain America was the complete other end of the spectrum, it was hi-tech with a lot of green screen and special cameras. It is part of modern cinema so I wanted to know what that was like too."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in UK cinemas on March 28.

Nebraska star Bruce Dern is the next actor to be honoured in Santa Barbara.

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