Javier Bardem, Best Actor winner at Cannes for his deeply felt performance in Biutiful, has been tapped to receive the Palm Springs Film Festival’s International Star Award. He joins Jennifer Lawrence (Rising Star) and Carey Mulligan (Breakthrough) as this season’s honorees.
“Mesmerizing is a word that describes the cinematic works of Academy Award winning actor Javier Bardem,‚Äù said Film Festival chairman Harold Matzner. ‚ÄúHaving honed his skills in a family of film actors, Bardem brings a stinging intensity to his performances. He riveted audiences with his portrayal in No Country for Old Men and continues to raise the bar in his latest film, Biutiful. Javier Bardem now ranks among the cinematic elite. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the 2011 International Star Award to Javier Bardem.‚Äù