Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venice International Film Festival in September, where the latest installment of his “Halloween” films will screen out of competition, organizers said on Wednesday.
Curtis made his film debut in the 1978 John Carpenter horror film “Halloween” as babysitter Laurie Strode, who faced serial killer Michael Myers.
She has reprized the role several times since in the popular slasher movie franchise.
“I am incredibly honored to be honored in this way… ‘Halloween’ – and my partnership with Laurie Strode – launched and sustained my career, and turning these films into a new franchise that audiences around the world enjoyed was, and remains. a gift, ”Curtis said in a statement.
“Italian cinema has always honored and heralded the genre that gave me my career, so I couldn’t be more proud and happy to accept this award … in the name of Laurie and all the brave heroines of the world who stand in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to give in.
62-year-old, also known for “True Lies”, “Freaky Friday” and “Knives Out”, to receive Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at 78th festival ahead of out-of-competition screening of “Halloween Kills,” scheduled for release in October.
“Jamie Lee Curtis belongs to that rarefied group of Hollywood actors who best reflect the qualities that are the very soul of the global film industry and its heritage,” said festival director Alberto Barbera.
This year’s festival runs from September 1-11.-Reuters