Glenn Close to Receive Career Achievement Honor at Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

The five-time Oscar nominee is a leading contender to take home this year's best actress statuette for "Albert Nobbs."
Fabrizio Maltese

The 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, will honor veteran actress Glenn Close with its 2011 Hollywood Career Achievement Award.

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Close, who made her big-screen debut 29 years ago, has since earned five Oscar nominations -- for The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Natural (1984), Fatal Attraction (1987), and Dangerous Liaisons (1988) -- and starred in numerous popular films, including Reversal of Fortune (1990) and 101 Dalmatians (1996).

The 64-year-old is widely regarded as a leading contender for this year's best actress Oscar thanks to her memorable turn as a cross-dressing butler in Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs, which she spent decades trying to bring to fruition and which premiered at September's Telluride Film Festival.

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Last month, she received another lifetime achievement award from the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. She will collect this one at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place Oct. 24 at the Beverly Hilton.

Carlos de Abreu, the founder and executive director of the event, told The Hollywood Reporter, "It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Glenn Close's extraordinary talent and remarkable career."

He noted that previous recipients of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award include Kirk Douglas, Shelley Winters, Jack Lemmon, Richard Dreyfuss, John Travolta, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Sylvester Stallone.


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