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Javier Bardem Receives San Sebastian’s Lifetime Honor – The Hollywood Reporter


Spanish actor Javier Bardem will receive the Donostia Award, a lifetime honor, at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Star sky fallAnd Dune And the new the little Mermaid It will also appear on the official poster for the 2023 San Sebastian Festival.

Bardem will receive his award at the Kursaal Ballroom in San Sebastian on September 22.

The Spanish Festival has been a regular stopping point for Bardem in his long career. San Sebastian has attended more than 20 times over the past 30 years, since its inception at the festival golden balls in 1993 with his last performances at the festival by Fernando León de Aranoa good leader again in 2021. In 1994, he received the Silver Shell from San Sebastian for Best Actor for two roles: in Imanol Uribe numbered days and Gonzalo Suarez Detective y la muerte.

Bardem’s international career began with the San Sebastian screening of Julian Schnabel before night falls in 2000, and has appeared at the festival with international projects such as Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona In 2008, Ryan Murphy Every pray love in 2010. Bardem is a four-time Academy Award nominee, most recently receiving a Best Actor nomination last year for Ricardos beingHe won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for There is no country for old men.

Bardem is the sixth Spanish actor to receive the festival’s highest honor, following in the footsteps of Fernando Fernán Gomez (1999), Paco Rabal (2001), Antonio Banderas (2008), Carmen Mora (2013) and his partner Penélope Cruz (2019).

The 71st San Sebastian International Film Festival runs from September 22-30.

Joanna Swanson

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