Julia Roberts to receive San Sebastian honor

Actress earns fest's lifetime achievement award

MADRID -- Julia Roberts will be honored with the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at next month's San Sebastian International Film Festival in northern Spain, organizers announced Saturday.

In a statement, festival officials praised Roberts for appearing in some of the biggest boxoffice hits of the past two decades and cited her academy noms for “Steel Magnolias” and “Pretty Woman,” as well as her Oscar for “Erin Brockovich.”

Roberts' latest film "Eat Pray Love," co-starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, will be shown out of competition at the 58th edition of the festival which runs from Sept. 17-25 in the Atlantic seaside resort. 

Previous Donostia Award winners include Glenn Ford, Lana Turner, Francis Ford Coppola, Max von Sydow, Woody Allen and Ian McKellan.
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