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Roberto Benigni To Receive Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Roberto Benigni To Receive Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

The Venice Film Festival, which is set to run September 1-11, 2021, today announced that Italian actor and director Roberto Benigni will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.

The celebrated actor has been one of Italy’s most popular film figures since making his debut in the 1970s. His 1997 film La Vita è Bella (Life Is Beautiful), which he wrote, directed, and starred in, received the 1998 Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and in 1999, of the seven Oscar nominations the movie received, it won gongs for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor.

Benigni has received multiple David di Donatello Awards for films including Life Is Beautiful, Il Piccolo Diavolo (The Little Devil, 1988) and Johnny Stecchino (1991). He is also well known for roles in Jim Jarmusch films Down by Law (1986), Night on Earth, 1992, and Coffee and Cigarettes, 2003, and more recently, he won a David di Donatello Award as

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