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Johnny Depp to be Honoured with San Sebastian Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award

Johnny Depp will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at Spain’s 69th San Sebastian Film Festival.

San Sebastian’s festival director José Luis Rebordinos in a statement to a news publication explained his decision to honor Depp, despite the controversy surrounding him.

San Sebastian unveiling the Donostia Award on Monday called Depp “one of contemporary cinema’s most talented and versatile actors.”

Depp will receive his Donostia Award in San Sebastian on Wednesday, September 22.

“The role of a film festival is not to judge the conduct of members of the film industry. The role of a film festival is to select the most relevant and interesting films of the year and to extend recognition to those who have made an extraordinary contribution to the art of film,” Rebordinos said in a statement.

“The Donostia Award to Johnny Depp is our recognition of a great actor, a man of cinema with a great career, who visited us last year as producer of the film Crock of Gold: A Few Round With Shane Macgowan by Julien Temple, which won the Special Jury Prize,” he added.


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