The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia upon the recommendation of festival Director Alberto Barbera. Director David Cronenberg will receive the same award at the festival.
Born into a well-known thespian family, the acclaimed stage and screen actress is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning in 1977 for her performance in Julia. She won Venice’s Volpi Cup in 1994 for Little Odessa and can also count a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe among her many accolades.
Among her most recent works, in 2018 the prolific actress performed in The Aspern Papers by Julian Landais, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joely Richardson; Mrs Lowry & Son by Adrian Noble, with Timothy Spall; and Georgetown by Christoph Waltz, with Annette Bening. In 2017, she