Jane Fonda to Receive Excellence in Film Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival

The two-time Oscar winner co-stars with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in the upcoming “Youth”

Last Updated: August 11, 2015 @ 2:28 PM

Jane Fonda will receive the 2015 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, SBIFF organizers announced on Tuesday.

The award marks the 10th time the festival has bestowed the honor, which will be presented at a black-tie fundraising gala on Oct. 3 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara.

Fonda currently stars in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” with Lily Tomlin. Her next film appearance will be alongside Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth,” which screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will be released by Fox Searchlight on Dec. 4.

She won Academy Awards for 1971’s “Klute” and 1978’s “Coming Home,” and received five other Oscar nominations between 1969 and 1986. Fonda has also won three Golden Globes, an Emmy and the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award.

Past recipients of the Kirk Douglas Award include Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris and John Travolta.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which presents an array of other honors, will take place from Feb. 3-13, 2016.


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