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DeVito receives Douglas' Icon gong

Published 04/10/2010 | 14:14

Danny DeVito accepted the Golden Icon Award on behalf Michael Douglas
Danny DeVito accepted the Golden Icon Award on behalf Michael Douglas

Danny DeVito gave a touching tribute to Michael Douglas as he accepted the Golden Icon Award on his behalf at the Zurich Film Festival.

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The Be Cool actor, who has known the Hollywood legend since 1964 and recently co-starred with him in Solitary Man, stepped in for Michael, who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer in New York, reported Variety.

Danny made a reference to his friend's performance in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, which closed the festival, saying: "Michael is so strong - he gets better and better with every movie he makes, so that's why I tell him to work more."

The festival, which opened on September 23, gave its top award - the Golden Eye - to the Serbian movie, The Woman With A Broken Nose.

The ceremony was attended by Frank Langella, Bob Geldof and Milos Forman, who was presented with the festival's career tribute award by Courtney Love.

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