Danny DeVito to Be Honored at L.A. Italia Fest


The Italian-American actor will obtain the competition’s lifetime achievement award.

Actor and producer Danny DeVito would be the recipient of the Jack Valenti Los Angeles, Italia Legend Award on the competition’s closing evening ceremonies on March 2.

Named for the longtime MPAA president Jack Valenti, the award is the competition’s highest honor, given every year to an Italian American who has made nice contributions to the leisure trade.

“I’m honored to obtain the 2018 Jack Valenti Legend Award,” mentioned DeVito in an announcement. “I knew Jack effectively and admired him not solely as an exquisite individual but in addition as a world class, inspirational chief who all through his years on the helm of the MPAA earned respect for our movement image trade all through the world.”

DeVito is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner who has made his mark in TV sequence together with Taxi and It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia and in quite a few movies together with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Phrases of Endearment, and Romancing the Stone. He has additionally produced various movies all through his profession, together with the Academy Award-nominated Erin Brockovich.

Previous recipients of the distinction have included Al Pacino, Anjelica Huston, Liza Minnelli and Sylvester Stallone.

Name Me by Your Title director Luca Guadagnino and producer Marco Morabito can even be honored on the closing evening ceremony. Melissa Leo will take house the Italian-American Actress of the Yr award. And Blade Runner 2049 set decorator Alessandra Querzola and manufacturing designer Dennis Gassner can even be feted.  

The 13th annual L.A., Italia Fest is devoted to Lina Wertmuller, Franco Zefferelli and Bernardo Bertolucci. Screenings of basic and present Italian cinema proceed all through the week at TCL Chinese language Theatre.

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