The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Tuesday that
The festival takes place Jan. 30 through Feb. 9.
Redford, 77, has starred in such classic films as 1969's
He's a Golden Globe nominee for "All Is Lost," playing a man stranded at sea in a damaged boat. He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for his work and is also nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award.
The American Riviera Award recognizes an actor who has had a "strong influence" on American cinema. Past recipients include Quentin Tarantino,
"To honor Robert Redford with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for the SBIFF," said festival executive director Roger Durling in a statement. "This 50-year career — filled with significant achievements both on and off camera — is reason enough for celebration, but his role in 'All Is Lost' — one of the best performances of the year — proves that he's an artist that continues to evolve and inspire us."