Cannes Movie Pageant to honour Michael Douglas with honorary Palme d’Or


(Reuters) -Hollywood actor Michael Douglas will add to his lengthy checklist of accolades this month when the Cannes Movie Pageant awards him an honorary Palme d’Or.

Organisers of cinema’s largest showcase mentioned on Wednesday they’d pay tribute to the two-time Oscar winner on the pageant’s opening ceremony on Might 16 in recognition of “his sensible profession in addition to his engagement for cinema”.

Douglas, 78, is understood for a wide-ranging profession that features movies reminiscent of “The China Syndrome”, “Fundamental Intuition”, “Falling Down” and “Behind the Candelabra”, all of which have been screened at Cannes.

“It’s at all times a breath of contemporary air to be at Cannes, which has lengthy offered an exquisite platform for daring creators, inventive audacities and excellence in storytelling,” Douglas, additionally recognized for “Wall Road” and “Deadly Attraction”, mentioned in a press release.

“From my first time right here in 1979 for ‘The China Syndrome’ to my most up-to-date premiere for ‘Behind the Candelabra’ in 2013, the pageant has at all times jogged my memory that magic of cinema isn’t just in what we see onscreen however in its skill to influence folks all world wide.”

Previous recipients of the award embrace late French movie director Agnes Varda and actor Jodie Foster.

This 12 months’s pageant, its 76th version, will run from Might 16 to Might 27.

(Reporting by Marie-Louise GumuchianEditing by Christina Fincher)

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