Thursday 26 April 2018

Eastman Award for Michael Douglas

Actor Michael Douglas is to receive the George Eastman Award for his contributions to the film industry at a ceremony in New York in May
Actor Michael Douglas is to receive the George Eastman Award for his contributions to the film industry at a ceremony in New York in May

Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is to receive the George Eastman Award for his contributions to the film industry.

George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, said today that the star of films including Wall Street and Basic Instinct will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Dryden Theatre on May 14

This will be followed by a black-tie gala at the museum, which is dedicated to photography and motion pictures.

Douglas has produced and acted in more than 75 films and television series. He won one Oscar for best actor for 1987's Wall Street and one for best film for co-producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975.

The Eastman Award, established in 1955, is named after the photography innovator who founded Rochester-based Eastman Kodak.

Previous award winners include Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Richard Gere.

Press Association

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