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Robert DeNiro to Receive Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the SBIFF

Director, producer and Academy Award-winning actor ROBERT DE NIRO has chosen to receive The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s seventh annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film in Santa Barbara on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

De Niro is being honored both for his great work this year in Silver Linings Playbook, as well as for the exceptional work he’s done throughout his lifetime.

“I am a great fan, not only for what he does on screen, but also for establishing the Tribeca Film Festival…it
brought joy back to lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11,” Kirk Douglas said.  Past recipients of the award include  Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.