Variety to Honor Robert De Niro with Creative Impact in Acting Award.
VARIETY TO HONOR ROBERT DE NIRO WITH THE CREATIVE IMPACT IN ACTING AWARD AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES, CA - (December , 2019) -- Variety will honor Robert De Niro with the Creative Impact in Acting Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, January 3rd as part of the annual 10 Directors to Watch Brunch at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T.
Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran in Netflix's THE IRISHMAN directed by Martin Scorsese. He will be honored with the highly prestigious SAG Life Achievement Award in addition to being nominated for Best Ensemble on January 19th. The film has been nominated for 4 Golden Globes and was named the Best Film of the year by the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and was named one of the ten best films of the year by AFI.
"Robert De Niro is one of cinema's greatest actors and his recent collaboration with Martin Scorsese in THE IRISHMAN is a career-best," says Claudia Eller, Variety Editor-In-Chief. "De Niro embodies Frank Sheeran from a 20 something-year-old man to an elderly man in a nuanced performance that has resonated with audiences and critics alike. We are so glad to be giving him this award at our event."
THE IRISHMAN marks the greatly anticipated reunion of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro for the first time in twenty-four years. The film is their ninth collaboration following such work together on TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL and GOODFELLAS.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
At the brunch, previously announced honoree Todd Phillips will be receiving the Creative Impact in Directing Award. Palm Springs International Film Festival (www.psfilmfest.org) will be held January 2-13, 2020.
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About The Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 136,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, a glamorous, black-tie event attended by 2,500, presented this year by American Express and sponsored by AT&T and Entertainment Tonight. The Film Awards Gala honors the year's best achievements in cinema in front of and behind the camera. The celebrated list of talents who have been honored in recent years includes Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Mary J. Blige, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Gal Gadot, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Regina King, Rami Malek, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon. Call 760-969-7533 for Gala tickets or tables, 760-778-8979 or 800-898-7256 for Film Festival information or visit www.psfilmfest.org.
About Parker Palm Springs
Situated on 13 lush acres, the Parker Palm Springs is an estate where luxury is fun. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the property boasts 131 rooms, 12 villas and the 2 bedroom Gene Autry Residence. There are 4 restaurants - Norma's (of NY fame), mister parker's a dark and seductive French bistro, Counter Reformation a hidden wine bar and the Lemonade Stand, perfect for an afternoon bite or cocktail. The Palm Springs Yacht Club spa at over 18,000 sq. feet is well-known and a place to indulge in a treatment, take a yoga class or even lounge at the Deck. Additionally the hotel has 4 red clay tennis courts, grounds consisting of games such as croquet and petanque as well as outdoor firepits and fountains. The perfect desert escape! 4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264. (760) 770-5000, www.theparkerpalmsprings.com.
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