Michael Douglas Is Cannes Honorary Palme d’or

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Cannes Film Festival announced that Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d’or honor at the 76th festival edition for his “brilliant career as well as his engagement for cinema.”

Past honorees include Forest Whitaker, Agnès Varda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jodie Foster or Manoel de Oliveira.

Cannes will pay a tribute to him during the Opening Ceremony broadcasted live on France 2 and internationally on Brut, Tuesday, May 16.

“It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for bold creators, artistic audacities and excellence in storytelling. From my first time here in 1979 for The China Syndrome to my most recent premiere for Behind the Candelabra in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that magic of cinema is not just in what we see onscreen but in its ability to impact people all around the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it’s an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film,” the actor said.

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