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Cannes: Michael Douglas to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or


Wall Street, Basic instinct And Fatal attraction star Michael Douglas will receive an honorary Palme d’Or for lifetime at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d’or d’honneur at the opening ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes on May 16, where the festival will pay tribute to his “brilliant career (and) involvement in cinema”.

Douglas first appeared on the legendary Cannes red carpet in 1979, along with Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and director James Bridges, for the premiere of The China Syndrome. He returned for Paul Verhoeven’s match arc in 1992 Basic instinctthe film that propelled Sharon Stone to superstardom, and returned a year later for the Cannes premiere of Joel Schumacher’s film. Falling down. Douglas’ last official Cannes appearance was for Steven Soderbergh’s 2013 biopic Liberace Behind the candlestickwhere he played the famous pianist.

“It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long been a wonderful platform for daring creators, artistic audacity and excellence in storytelling,” Douglas said in a statement. “From my first time here in 1979 before The China Syndrome to my most recent premiere for Behind the candlestick in 2013, the festival has always reminded me that the magic of cinema is not only in what we see on screen, but also in its ability to influence people all over the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it is an honor to return to the Croisette to open the festival and embrace our shared global film language.”

As part of its tribute to Douglas, Cannes is showing the previously unreleased documentary Michael Douglas, The Prodigal Son by director Amine Mesta, on the festival website for two days, May 14-16.

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 16 to 27.

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