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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)

Sean Penn in '21 Grams.' Sean Penn: Honorary César once again goes Hollywood Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a “living legend” and “a stand-alone icon in American cinema.” The Academy has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner […]


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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)



Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women

Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient George Clooney in The Monuments Men, with Matt Damon. Produced and written by Good Night, and Good Luck. collaborators George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and directed by Clooney, The Monuments Men is a World War II drama loosely based on Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter's non-fiction book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, about Allied groups' attempts to save artwork from the hands of the Nazis. Also in the cast: Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville. Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award going to George Clooney From 1980 onwards, only two individuals chiefly associated with their work behind the […]


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Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women



Maureen O'Hara Oscar: Academy's Honorary Award and an Old Irish Saying

Maureen O'Hara: Honorary Oscar recipient. Maureen O'Hara: Honorary Oscar to 'How Green Was My Valley,' 'The Quiet Man' actress Veteran actress Maureen O'Hara attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards, where she was handed an Honorary Oscar for her body of work – 50 or so movies, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, How Green Was My Valley, The Miracle on 34th Street, and The Quiet Man. This year's ceremony was held on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. For the last couple of years, Maureen O'Hara has been a Boise, Idaho, resident. Before that, the 94-year-old actress – born Maureen FitzSimons, on August, 17, 1920, […]


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Maureen O'Hara Oscar: Academy's Honorary Award and an Old Irish Saying