Tim Robbins to Receive Berlinale Camera Honor

AP Images/Invision

Robbins is being honored at the festival alongside Ben Barenholtz and Marlies Kirchner.

He famously "crawled through a river of shit," but The Shawshank Redemption's Tim Robbins will presumably clean himself up before he is awarded the Berlinale Camera, the Berlin International Film Festival's honor to "film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks."

Organizers on Tuesday announced that Robbins, who picked up the Oscar and Golden Globe supporting actor honors for Mystic River in 2003, will be feted during the fest, which is set to run Feb. 11-21.

He will be celebrated alongside two other Berlinale Camera recipients — indie legend Ben Barenholtz, who is behind the famed Elgin Cinema and was a producer on the Coen Brothers' early films, and German cinema operator Marlies Kirchner.

The Berlinale Camera has been awarded since 1986 and is modeled on a real camera with 128 individual components.

comments powered by Disqus