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Jamie Lee Curtis to be honoured with Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival


American actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be honoured with Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival in celebration of a quite brilliant career.

The American actress is primarily known for her brilliant debut in John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film Halloween which cemented her reputation as a “scream queen” but she has gone on to prove her versatility. Curtis has also appeared in cult comedies like John Landis’ 1983 film Trading Places for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.

Now, as part of a celebration due to take place on 8 September before the out-of-competition screening of Halloween Kills, Curtis will again take to the stage in a prestigious acknowledgement of her talent.

“I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival,” said Curtis in a statement that has since been published by The Hollywood Reporter. “It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving ‘Lifetime Achievement’ recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me.

“Halloween-and my partnership with Laurie Strode-launched and sustained my career, and to have these films evolve into a new franchise that is beloved by audiences around the world was, and remains, a gift.”

Curtis added that she “couldn’t be more proud and happy to accept this award from the Venice International Film Festival on behalf of Laurie and all the courageous heroines of the world who stand tall in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to yield.”

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