Robert Redford Tells College Graduates: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Risk’ in a …

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless.

The 78-year-old actor-and-director was a guest speaker at Maine’s Colby College on Sunday, where he delivered a speech during the 194th commencement ceremony to the university’s newest graduates. “You’re stepping into a world that’s, well, pretty rough.WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life’s daunting difficulties. It’s pretty chaotic, pretty divisive,” the star said, according to Colby College News. “You’ve got climate change, you’ve got debt, you’ve got wars, you’ve got political paralysis. Robert, who received an honorary fine art doctorate from the institution, also noted in his speech he thinks the world is missing “collaboration and connection”. “This school has provided you with the tools and it’s provided you with the history … to go out in the world and make a difference,” he implored.

He also launched the independent film festival Sundance in 1978. “I’ve always been a chance taker,” he explained to America’s Esquire previously. “I think not taking a risk is a risk. He is known for such films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” ”Quiz Show,” ”All The President’s Men,” and “The Way We Were.” He received an Oscar for his directorial debut of “Ordinary People,” as well as one for Lifetime Achievement.

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