Delroy Lindo in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods
Delroy Lindo in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

Actor Delroy Lindo will be honored with the American Riviera Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his many attributes to the art of film over the years, and most recently, his work in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods from Netflix.

“I’ve been a big fan of Delroy since I saw him on stage on August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” in 1988. His one of cinema’s most indelible actors. This is an overdue recognition,” noted SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling.

Delroy Lindo can currently be seen in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film Da 5 Bloods available on Netflix. Lindo has had memorable roles in films such as The Cider House Rules; Heist; and previously garnered critical acclaim in a trio of films with director, Lee: Clockers; Crooklyn and Malcolm X. He’ll be seen next in the Netflix film,The Harder They Fall.

The American Riviera Award was established to recognize actors who have made a significant contribution to American Cinema. Previous recipients include Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortenson, Sam Rockwell, Jeff Bridges, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Robert Redford, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Mickey Rourke, Tommy Lee Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane.

The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place March 31st through April 10th, 2021; and Lindo will be honored on Thursday, April 8th.

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