The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), which runs runs January 6-17, 2011, will present Academy Award winner Michael Douglas with the Icon Award. The Icon Award honors a creative talent who, through the course of his or her career, has created a body of work which symbolizes the highest level of achievement in the motion picture art form.
Festival Director Darryl Macdonald said, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Michael Douglas at a time when both his creative prowess and his contributions to World cinema have never been more evident – or more deserving of celebration. Simply put, he’s an American treasure.”
The Festival will devote an evening to the Oscar® winning actor and producer, as part of its Talking Pictures: The Contenders Series, which focuses on the films and the actors that are emerging among the front-runners leading up to the Academy Award nominations.