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Clint Eastwood Given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

July 11, 2006 08:34:52 GMT

Clint Eastwood has been named the recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.


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"Clint Eastwood is an undisputed international icon and an enormous creative force, both behind and in front of the camera," BAFTA/LA chairman Peter Morris said about the actor. That is one reason why "It is our distinct pleasure to honor him with our highest film award", the man continued.

And so, Eastwood has been named the recipient of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles' most prestigious film accolade, the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

Looking at the more than 25 films he has directed, including "Million Dollar Baby," for which he won the best picture and best director Oscars, and "Unforgiven," for which he won his first Oscars for best picture and director, it is worth indeed for the actor to be given the award, which will be presented at the 15th annual Britannia Awards, scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Century Plaza.

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