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Bruce Dern to collect Psiff honour

19 November 2013 6:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star of Nebraska will attend the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on January 4 2014 to receive the Career Achievement Award.

Dern has earned strong reviews for his lead performance in Alexander Payne’s black-and-white drama from Paramount Vantage.

His credits include They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Drive, He Said, The Great Gatsby, Coming Home, Monster, Django Unchained, On the Edge, Posse and The Driver. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1979 for Coming Home.

Bruce Dern is truly a one of a kind performer,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “His skill at capturing the essence of a character, no matter how complex or unorthodox, is unique and unparalleled. 

“In over 80 feature films, this talent is vividly reflected in such classic roles as the deranged pilot plotting a mass attack in Bloody Sunday, or the scarred Vietnam vet who returns home to find his wife embroiled in an affair with another man in [link »

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Ten of the best running movies

18 February 2013 5:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Marathon Man to Forrest Gump, we complete a circuit of the best running-themed films. What's your favourite? Let us know below

Since the moment Eadweard Muybridge captured a man sprinting in 1887 runners have worn a path across the cinematic landscape. Whether on the pristine oval of an Olympic running track, a dusty patch in a prison rec yard or the damp tarmac of a rural country road, film has documented the sweat and solitude of running in all its pain and glory.

Here are 10 of the best.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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Opening with the sound of Tom Courtenay's feet thudding against a bleak rural lane, Tony Richardson and Alan Sillitoe's 1962 British New Wave classic is one of the most poetic running films in cinematic history. As Colin Smith, a petty delinquent, Courtenay gives a »

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