Thursday, September 4, 2008

SBIFF to honor Ed Harris


Ed Harris, who has starred in such films as “Gone Baby Gone,” “Apollo 13,” “The Truman Show,” and “The Right Stuff,” will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film, festival officials announced yesterday.
SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling called Harris an “actor’s actor,” and lauded the four-time Oscar nominated actor for his storied career.

“His already legendary performances are passionate, thoughtful and so committed — qualities that he shares with Kirk Douglas,” Durling said.
Douglas will present the award to Harris at a ceremony on Oct. 2 at the Four Seasons Biltmore.
Harris’ next film is called “Appaloosa,” which the 57-year-old stars in and directed. Harris also co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the film.
John Travolta was the 2008 recipient of the Kirk Douglas Award.
The 2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set to run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1. More information about the festival is available at

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