Moviemaker John Woo Gets Lifetime Achievement Honor at Venice Film Festival


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Awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, the 'Face/Off' director says, 'I would like to be a bridge between the good things of the West and the East.'

Moviemaker John Woo has picked up his second major film honor of the summer - the director was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday, September 3.

Woo, famous for his blockbuster actions films, was honored in his native Hong Kong for his contribution to the movie industry there in July. The "Face/Off" director received the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his efforts to boost Chinese cinema.

Accepting his latest award on Friday, he revealed he's planning to make an even bigger impact on the international movie scene, saying "I would like to be a bridge between the good things of the West and the East, so we can further our mutual knowledge and build a strong friendship."

The prolific filmmaker, 64, has been the brains behind movies like "Hard Target", "Broken Arrow" and "Mission Impossible II".

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