Sylvester Stallone to be honored at Venice

To be awarded the Glory to the Filmmaker Award

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sylvester Stallone will be awarded the Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, organizers said Wednesday.

The prize, which has previously been awarded to Takeshi Kitano, Agnes Varda and Abbas Kiarostami, is given each year to an artist who has left a mark on contemporary cinema.

"Being honored at the Venice Film Festival is something I have always hoped would become a reality and now that it's actually happened it's been well worth the wait," Stallone said in a statement.

The 66th edition of the Venice festival runs Sept. 2-12.
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