Similar to John Travolta, who just got announced to be the honoree of Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award, Richard Gere has also been announced to be bestowed a special prize at the 55th San Sebastian International Film Festival, set to run September 20-29 this year.
Yes, the actor has been named as the recipient of the Donostia Award of year 2007, which is given annually to a great film personality in recognition for their work and career since 1986. The Golden Globe winner will also see his recent vehicle "The Hoax" get screened in the Zabaltegi Pearls section of the festival.
Gere, who is also an accomplished pianist and music writer, got his big break in film industry after playing Julian Kaye in "American Gigolo" and has since managed to establish a steady career in the business through a number of well-known features like "Pretty Woman", "Primal Fear", and "Runaway Bride" to name few. For his role as Clifford Irving in "The Hoax", he shaved back his hairline, got a perm, and even altered the appearance of his nose to fit the part.