Glenn Close to Accept Lifetime Achievement Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival

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MADRID – Glenn Close has won the Donostia lifetime achievement award and will pick it up at the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival, festival organizers announced Thursday.

Close, who will present her latest work—Rodrigo Garcia’s 19th century Irish gender bender drama Albert Nobbs-- is scheduled to pick up the award on Sept. 18. The film will run in the festival’s official section, out of competition.

Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp. Her performance in the film earned her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review as well as her first Academy Award nomination. She was subsequently Oscar-nominated for her performances in Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill, Barry Levinson's The Natural, Adrian Lyne's smash Fatal Attraction, and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons.

Other actors to receive the prestigious award include: Sean Penn, Jeremony Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
San Sebastian runs Sept. 16-24 in Spain’s northern Basque region.

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