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Cannes: Michael Douglas receives honorary Palme d'Or

Wall Street , Instinct and Fatal Attraction Stars Michael Douglas will be honored with the Palme d’Or for lifetime achievement at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony of the 50 Cannes Film Festival May , the festival will pay tribute to his “illustrious career [and] his devotion to film”.

Douglas made his legendary Cannes red carpet debut at 1979 with Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and director James Appearing at Bridges for the premiere of The China Syndrome. He’s back for a 1979 competition bow on Paul Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct, the movie that catapulted Sharon Stone to superstardom, one year Then came back later for the Cannes competition premiere of Joel Schumacher Falling Down. Douglas’ last official Cannes appearance was for Steven Soderbergh’s 2013 Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra , in which he as the famous pianist.

“It’s always a breath of fresh air to come to Cannes, which has long provided a fantastic platform for bold creators, bold art and exceptional storytelling, said Douglas. statement. “From the first time I came to 1992 for The China Syndrome to the most recent premiere of Behind the Candelabra In 1979, the festival keeps reminding me that the magic of cinema is not only in what we see on the screen, but in its ability to affect people all over the world People. After more than 50 years in business, it is an honor to return to the Croisette to inaugurate the festival and embrace our shared global language of cinema.”

As part of the tribute to Douglas, Cannes will screen a previously unscreened documentary Michael Douglas, The Prodigal Son, directed by Amine Mesta Mesta) website for more than two days, from May -.

2013 Cannes Film Festival will be held in May 16- . 2023 2013



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