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Wow, the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala is shaping up to be a star-studded extravaganza! Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ron Howard, and Gus Van Sant are just some of the creative folks being honored.
Congratulations Mister Sean!
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Palm Springs, CA (December 26, 2008) . Marking a Festival first, Academy Award® winner Sean Penn will be honored two years in a row at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) Awards Gala on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Penn will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting, after being presented last year with the Director of the Year Award for Into the Wild. Past honorees »
"I resisted change. I didn't know how to change, and I didn't think I needed to change. But now I know different, and I have no problem being accountable. I can go as far as I want to go, if I stick to the rules. I tried to beat the system, and I got the shit kicked out of me. I don't recommend my way to anybody." Mickey Rourke's voice is low and soft, but there is an unmistakable intensity to his words. He looks you in the eye when he speaks, occasionally grabbing your arm or shoulder to pull you closer to make his point. His face is weathered and beaten — literally, he spent years as a professional boxer — but it's not hard to see the movie star still in there, the face that commanded the big screen in the 1980s in films such as Diner, Angel Heart, »
- Jenelle Riley
PARIS -- Sean Penn will head the jury at the 61st annual Festival de Cannes, set to take place from May 14-25, organizers announced Thursday.
"In the last few years, it seems there has been a rejuvenation of cinema building worldwide; increasingly thoughtful, provocative, moving, and imaginative films by talented filmmakers: that a new generation of filmmaking may have begun. The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicenter in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as president of the jury," Penn said upon accepting his duty.
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