Yay! Sylvester Stallone to be Honored at Venice Film Festival! Parts of "The Expendables" to be Shown!
Sylvester Stallone is set to be awarded with the, repeat after me, JAEGER-LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER AWARD, at this year's Venice Film Festival.
It's an "auteur" award "dedicated to an artist who has left his mark on contemporary cinema." I agree with that about Stallone, don't you?
Takeshi Kitano, Agnes Varda, and Abbas Kiarostami were previous Jaeger-Lecoultre awardees.
Why are the event's organizers giving Stallone the award? They said:
"Through all of his movies -- even the ones he has not directed or are considered 'less important' -- Stallone has shaped his own character with much care, and reflected upon it, giving us an iconic exploration among the most coherent and lucid of contemporary America cinema.
"Stallone has shown an original eye and an auteur's determination. His is a cinema capable of tenderness even when dripping with blood."
The best part? There will be a sneak preview of some sequences of Stallone's new film he wrote and directed called "The Expendables." The film features Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Mickey Rourke.
The Venice Film Festival runs Sept. 2-12.
Congratulations Mister Sylvester!
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