Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will receive this year’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Announcing the award, Kirk Douglas said, “Jane Fonda obviously has the right genes. Her acting performances set a standard that’s hard to follow.”
The award will be presented on October 3, 2015 during the gala dinner.
The Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film is given to a “lifelong contributor to cinema through their work in front of the camera, behind, or both.” 2015 will mark the 10th year the Excellence in Film award has been given out. Previous recipients include Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, and John Travolta.
Fonda received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2014 and has won an Emmy and three Golden Globes. She currently stars in the original Netflix series Grace and Frankie along with Lily Tomlin. Fonda recently wrapped up work on Youth for writer/director Paolo Sorrentino. Youth will arrive in theaters on December 4, 2015.
The 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival will run February 3rd through February 13.
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