Danny DeVito to Get San Sebastian Festival Honor

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The actor will receive the Donostia Award for career achievements at the Spanish fest, where he will also present his new film 'Smallfoot.'

Danny DeVito will receive the Donostia Award, honoring the star for his career achievements, at the upcoming 66th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which is set to run Sept. 21-29.

The actor will be given the prize on Sept. 22. The following day, he will present the film Smallfoot at the Spanish festival, which last week added to its competition lineup.

"The award recognizes a career of almost five decades related to acting in theater, film and television, telling stories as an actor, producer and director," the fest said Monday in a statement. "The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner is known for his roles in television series Taxi and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, Romancing The Stone, Twins, Ruthless People and Tin Men."

Added festival organizers: "He has also directed — and starred in — hugely emblematic films, including The War of the Roses (1989), Hoffa (1992), Death to Smoochy (2002), Throw Momma From the Train (1987), Curmudgeons (2016), Duplex (2003), The Ratings Game (1984) and The World’s Greatest Lover (1977)," as well as producing films by Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Milos Forman.

DeVito also has used his voice talent for animated films, including Space Jam, Hercules, The Lorax and his new film Smallfoot.