Redford Deliberated About Shaking Bush's Hand

0
0
Subscribe to Robert Redford alerts

Hollywood liberal Robert Redford only agreed to receive his 2005 Kennedy Center Honor from U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush after he was assured it was a recognition "above politics". The staunch Democrat was less than thrilled about shaking Republican leader Bush's hand at the high-profile event, but decided to attend for his family's sake. He says, "It was tough, but you have to shake his hand. You go through the motions because everybody's taking the high road. "I was assured beforehand that this was an honour above politics, and I said, 'If that's the case, OK, I'll have to bite it.' "It really was about my family and giving my kids and especially my grandkids a chance to see, firsthand, how a place like the White House operates."


Contactmusic

Tags: Robert Redford - Bush

0
0
Subscribe to Robert Redford alerts
Advertisement

More Robert Redford

Robert Redford & Cate Blanchett In Talks With 'Rathergate' Producers To Play Don Rather & Mary Mapes

It's only been ten years since Don Rather reported on a CBS news programme about the Killian documents, which supposedly showed how former President George...

'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Breaks April Box Office Record With $96.2 Million Weekend

Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as...

How The 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Helicarriers Were Created: Awesome Visual Effect Scenes Shared [Video]

Prepare to step behind the scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and delve in to the film's astounding visual effects, thanks to company Industrial...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review

This is the Marvel movie that divides the fans from the casual filmgoers, as the movies become more like a TV series in which the...

Advertisement

Captain America: The Winter Solider Trailer

Steve Rogers has awoken after a deep sleep lasting 70 years following his fight with Nazi adversary the Red Skull during World War II. Things...

Robert Redford Is Focused on Sundance, Not His Oscar Snub

Robert Redford is at the very top of the list of snubs at this year's Oscars. The actor and director's film All Is Lost was...

Inside Llewyn Davis, Anybody? The 5 Biggest Oscar Nomination Snubs

Ok, so the Oscar nominations pretty much played out as we expected on Thursday morning (January 16, 2013) with a minimal amount of surprise nominations...

Early 'Sundance' Favourites Already Generating A Buzz For Upcoming Movies

The Sundance Film Festival is the place to be for young, aspiring filmmakers hoping to crack into the hotly-contested business of the movies. By the...

Advertisement

Comments

Robert Redford Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Redford

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All