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Robert Redford receives French honour

15 October 2010 Last updated at 12:02 BST

Robert Redford has received France's prestigious Legion of Honour, in a ceremony conducted by President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

The 74-year-old actor and director was awarded the medal for his his film career and environmental work.

Previous recipients include Clint Eastwood and Canadian director David Cronenberg.