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In addition to his Oscar®-winning work as an actor, director and producer, ROBERT REDFORD (Narrated by) has been a noted environmentalist and activist since the early 1970s and has served for over 25 years as a Trustee of the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council. In the past year, he has been honored for his work with this group twice. In November, 2003, the NRDC dedicated its Southern California building to Redford; The Redford Building is described as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the country.

In addition, in March, 2004, Redford received the Forces for Nature Award from the NRDC. Redford has been involved with many pieces of environmental legislation including the Clean Air Act (1974-75), The Energy Conservation and Production Act (1974-76) and the National Energy Policy Act (1989). In 1975, he fought against the building of a coal-fired power plant planned for an area in Southern Utah surrounded by five national parks. The plant was never built. In 1997, after a long and contentious battle, in which Redford worked with a large coalition of activists to save this very same area from commercial exploitation, President Clinton designated it the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

In the early 80s, Redford founded the Institute for Resource Management (IRM), which he led throughout the decade, bringing together environmentalists and industrialists to resolve conflicts and promote sustainable development. Under Redford's tenure the IRM tackled issues ranging from the future of the electric power industry to resource development on Indian lands, off-shore oil leasing in the Bering Sea and urban air quality in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento and New York City.

Redford has received numerous awards for his environmental work, including the 1989 Audubon Medal Award and the 1987 United Nations Global 500 Award, the 1993 Earth Day International Award and the 1994 Nature Conservancy Award. He was also the recipient of the 1997 National Medal for the Arts by President Clinton, the 2001 Freedom in Film Award presented by the First Amendment Center, and the 2002 Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts: Lifetime Achievement Award.

Of course, Redford is also a film and stage legend. After landing starring roles on the Broadway productions of "Sunday in New York,” followed by "Little Moon of Alban” and Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park,” Redford began a distinguished screen career. Beginning with his first role in "War Hunt,” Redford went on to star in such notable feature films as "Barefoot in the Park,” "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid,” "The Sting,” (which won seven Oscars®, including Best Picture, in addition to bringing Redford his Best Actor nomination), "All the President's Men,” "Downhill Racer,” "The Candidate,” "The Electric Horseman,” "Jeremiah Johnson,” "The Way We Were,” "The Great Gatsby,” "Three Days of the Condor,” "The Great Waldo Pepper,” "Brubaker,” "A Bridge Too Far,” "The Natural,” "Out of Africa,” "Legal Eagles,” "Sneakers,” "Indecent Proposal,” and "Up Close and Personal,” among many others. In 2001, he starred in "Spy Game” and "The Last Castle,” and in 2004, he stars in two films, "The Clearing” and "An Unfinished Life.”

In addition to his prominence as an actor, Redford won a Directors Guild of America Award, a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award® for Best Director for his feature film directorial debut on the emotionally shattering family drama, "Ordinary People.” He went on to both direct and produce "The Milagro Beanfield War” and "A River Runs Through It,” for which he received a Best Director Golden Globe nomination. He is also the director and producer of "Quiz Show” (Oscar® nominations for Best Picture and Best Director and a Golden Globe nomination for Best

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