This year the 78th Venice Film Festival will award a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to American actress Jamie Lee Curtis. The ceremony will take place on September 8 in the Big Room before the out-of-competition world premiere of David Gordon Green’s film. Halloween kills. Venice runs from September 1 to 11 at the Lido.
Halloween kills is the 2018 follow-up Hallowe’en, which saw Curtis reprise his iconic role as Laurie Strode and raked in more than $ 250 million worldwide to become the highest grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise.
From Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions and Trancas International Films, Halloween kills Global launch begins October 14 via Universal. The official trailer was released last week (check it out here).
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Curtis said of Lifetime Achievement: “I am incredibly honored to be honored in this way by the Venice International Film Festival. It seems impossible to me that I have been in this industry long enough to receive the recognition of ‘Lifetime Achievement’, and that it happens now, with Halloween kills, is particularly meaningful to me. Hallowe’en – and my association with Laurie Strode – launched and sustained my career, and evolving these films into a new franchise loved by audiences around the world was, and still is, a gift. Italian cinema has always honored and announced the genre that gave me my career, so I could not be more proud and happy to accept this award from the Venice International Film Festival on behalf of Laurie and all the brave heroines in the world who are they held firm. in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to give in. “
Festival Director Alberto Barbera said: “Jamie Lee Curtis belongs to that rarefied group of Hollywood actors who best reflect the qualities that are the soul of the global film industry and its legacy. A direct descendant of America’s film aristocracy (she is the daughter of two unforgettable stars, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh), Jamie Lee Curtis is the natural embodiment of a star who knows how to play roles with versatility and kindness, all while infusing them with herself. incomparable charisma and characteristic personality. All of these qualities, combined with her work as a children’s book author and her commitment to her charitable work, have cemented her status as an indelible and enduring global artist. His extraordinary four-decade career to date, which began with his dazzling debut in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Hallowe’en, encompasses more than forty feature films and reminds us that true talent, combined with intelligence, ingenuity, endurance and determination, are the hallmarks of this true and unforgettable star. “
In addition to Hallowe’en films, Curtis’ career spans nearly every film genre, including recent Knives out and classic comedies A fish named Wanda, commercial places other Strange friday; as well as action photos True Lies other Blue steel; and dramas The tailor of Panama, my girl other Forever Young.
Curtis is also a New York Times author of best-selling children’s books. His twelfth book, Me, my selfie and me: a cautionary talewhat was launched in 2018.