Robert Duvall Honored With Palm Springs Film Fest's Career Award

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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 22:  Actor Robert Duvall attends "Get Low"  photocall at the Kursaal Palace during the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 22, 2009 in San Sebastian, Spain.

The "Get Low" actor joins previously announced honorees Javier Bardem, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan and Natalie Portman.

Robert Duvall will be presented with a Career Achievement Award at the 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala, which will be held Jan. 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Duvall, who is currently starring in Sony Pictures Classics’ Get Low, is a six-time Oscar nominee, who won the Academy Award for best actor for 1983’s Tender Mercies.

“For nearly 50 years, Robert Duvall has transfixed cinematic audiences with his gritty, intuitive performances,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “In Get Low, his most recent role, Duvall portrays a backwoodsman who stages his own funeral while still alive.  Duvall gives a virtuoso performance, challenging audiences to understand his character who is caught between myth and reality.”

Duvall joins previously announced honorees Javier Bardem, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan and Natalie Portman. 

The festival runs Jan. 6-17.