Ewan McGregor to Get Acting Award at Los Cabos Film Fest

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Ewan McGregor at the Jury photocall in 2012.

Other Hollywood guests visiting Baja California this year include Oscar winner Jared Leto and Liam Neeson.

Los Cabos International Film Festival has selected Ewan McGregor to receive its annual excellence-in-acting award.

McGregor also will present a special screening of Last Days in the Desert alongside writer-director Rodrigo Garcia, son of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Other Hollywood talent slated to attend the festival's 4th edition are Liam Neeson and Oscar winner Jared Leto, who will take part in a tribute to Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee. Leto won his first Academy Award in 2014 for his performance in Vallee's Dallas Buyers Club.

Founded as a platform to unite filmmakers from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, Los Cabos has emerged as one of Mexico's top-tier festivals. This year's edition, which runs from Nov. 11-15, closes with the Danny Boyle biopic Steve Jobs.

Among the several films making world premieres this year is Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's The Hollow Point, a drug cartel-themed thriller featuring Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins and Ian McShane.

Los Cabos' main competition section includes the Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar, the Tim Roth-starrer Chronic (best screenplay winner at Cannes) and Sundance Audience Award winner James White.