Stockholm fest to honor Anderson

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Wes Anderson will be awarded the Stockholm film festival's Visionary Award for his humane and humorous portrayals of lonely people.

Anderson -- director of offbeat comedies "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" -- has created "unique and stylized universes inhabited by characters searching for something to search for," the prize citation said.

"Through his visionary filmmaking, Anderson has given a modern face to the classic auteur," organizers also said Wednesday.

The award will be presented during the Nov. 15-25 Stockholm Film Festival.

Anderson, who grew up in Texas, had his feature debut with the comedy "Bottle Rocket" in 1996.

"Tenenbaums," starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Stiller, earned Anderson an Oscar nomination for best screenplay together with Owen Wilson in 2002.

Anderson's latest film is "The Darjeeling Limited."
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