Ethan Hawke to Get San Sebastian Festival Lifetime Honor

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The award ceremony will take place Sept. 17, before a gala screening of 'The Magnificent Seven.'

Ethan Hawke will receive the San Sebastian Film Festival’s Donostia Award honoring his three-decade-long “illustrious career” in the movie business, festival organizers said Wednesday.

The award ceremony will take place Sept. 17 before a gala screening of The Magnificent Seven, starring Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Vincent D’Onofrio in the remake of the classic John Sturges Western from 1960.

The new Magnificent Seven was directed by Antoine Fuqua, whom Hawke and Washington worked with in Training Day, for which Hawke received his first Oscar nomination in the best supporting actor category.

“Hawke’s career, spanning 30 years and four Academy Award nominations, has solidified his reputation as a truly multifaceted artist, challenging himself as a screenwriter, director, novelist and actor of the stage and screen,” festival organizers said in announcing the prize.

The Donostia Award is given each year to a great film personality or personalities in recognition of their work and careers. Past winners include Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Woody Allen and Ian McKellen.

Sigourney Weaver also will receive the Donostia Award this year at the 64th edition of the festival, which is set to run Sept.16-24 in the northern Spanish coastal resort.

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