The lifetime achievement award of the 76th edition of the French event, which will be held from 16 to 27 May next, will be awarded to the great American actor.
The honorary Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival will be awarded to Michael Douglas.
Il Lifetime Achievement Award of Cannes, previously awarded to artists such as Forest Whitaker, Agnès Varda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jodie Foster and Manoel de Oliveira will be given to the actor during the inaugural ceremony of the festival on May 16th.
Here’s how Michael Douglas commented on this award:
“It is always a breath of fresh air to be in Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for courageous creators, artistic audacity and storytelling excellence. Since my first time here in 1979 to China Syndrome to my most recent preview for Behind the candelabra in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that the magic of cinema lies not only in what we see on screen, but in its ability to impact people around the world. After more than 50 years of activity, it is an honor to return to the Croisette to inaugurate the Festival and embrace our globally shared cinematic language.”
In addition to the two participations mentioned by the same Douglasthe actor also starred in Cannes with films such as Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven and A day of ordinary madness by Joel Schumacher.
Accompanying the honorary Palme d’Or and Cannes tribute to Michael Douglas will be a documentary directed by Amine Mesta titled Michael Douglas, the Prodigal Sonwhich will be available for two days on the festival website, from 6pm on May 14th to 6pm on the 16th.