Redford Wary Of Kennedy Center Honour
Redford, who received the nod for his contribution to American culture, had to sit next to the US leader at during the New York ceremony, but he was keen not to be seen as a Bush supporter.
He says, "It's obviously a big honour, that cannot be denied. My initial confusion was whether it was in any way tied to government.
"Once I realised it was an honour above politics, I breathed easier."