Duvall honoured with top Palm Springs award
Robert Duvall was celebrated for his longstanding contribution to Hollywood on Saturday (08Jan10) as he landed the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.
The Godfather star found fame on the big screen in the 1960s with his movie debut in To Kill a Mockingbird and has scooped a number of top accolades throughout his career, most notably a Best Actor Oscar in 1983 for Tender Mercies.
He was feted once more at the 22nd annual Palm Springs gala in California on Saturday, with stars including Oliver Stone and Jake Gyllenhaal giving Duvall a standing ovation as he collected the prize.
Duvall said, "It's nice to be honoured by, I don't say anybody, but by these people, it's wonderful."
Other winners at the ceremony included Javier Bardem (International Star Award) and The Social Network (Ensemble Performance Award), while special nods were given to Ben Affleck (Chairman's Award) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rising Star Award).
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