Jamie Lee Curtis honoured with the Golden Lion Honorary Award at Venice Film Festival
Curtis was honoured in the Palazzo del Cinema’s Sala Grande before the out-of-competition screening of her latest film, “Halloween Kills.”
Jamie Lee Curtis, one of the greatest actors of our time, earned the Golden Lion Honorary Award at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival in Italy on Wednesday evening. Individuals who have made major contributions to the film business are honoured with this award.
She arrived earlier in the day at the festival to promote her new movie, Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green. Curtis dazzled in a red leopard print gown as she posed for the camera on the festival’s red carpet. “I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival,” she said in a statement. “I am an untrained actor. I’ve never been to acting class,” she said at the press conference in Venice. “But I hate these movies. I loathe them. I do not like to be frightened. So it’s a natural talent — that genuine emotional connection to being afraid. You’re watching that happen on screen.”
Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the best actors of all time, with a four-decade acting career that continues to captivate viewers. The actress has appeared in films such as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Blue Steel, Knives Out, Trading Places, and A Fish Called Wanda, and is most known for her iconic performance as Laurie Strode in the Halloween trilogy.
The Blue Steel star got her start in Hollywood with John Carpenter’s film “Halloween” in 1981. She later appeared in the sequels Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection, and Halloween. Halloween Kills is the sequel to David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween, which grossed more than $250 million (£177 million) worldwide and became the franchise’s highest-grossing film.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Venice Film Festival, which takes place from September 1 to September 11, is one of the world’s oldest award shows and one of the ‘Big Five’ events. We, like the moviegoers, are anticipating the release of the film.