VARIETY TO HONOR ROBERT DE NIRO WITH THE CREATIVE IMPACT IN ACTING AWARD AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Variety will honor Robert De Niro with the Creative Impact in Acting Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday, January 3rd as part of the annual 10 Directors to Watch Brunch at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T.

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro stars as Frank Sheeran in Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN directed by Martin Scorsese. He will be honored with the highly prestigious SAG Life Achievement Award in addition to being nominated for Best Ensemble on January 19th. The film has been nominated for 4 Golden Globes and was named the Best Film of the year by the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and was named one of the ten best films of the year by AFI.

“Robert De Niro is one of cinema’s greatest actors and his recent collaboration with Martin Scorsese in THE IRISHMAN is a career-best,” says Claudia Eller, Variety Editor-In-Chief. “De Niro embodies Frank Sheeran from a 20 something-year-old man to an elderly man in a nuanced performance that has resonated with audiences and critics alike. We are so glad to be giving him this award at our event.”

THE IRISHMANmarks the greatly anticipated reunion of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro for the first time in twenty-four years. The film is their ninth collaboration following such work together on TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL and GOODFELLAS.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

At the brunch, previously announced honoree Todd Phillips will be receiving the Creative Impact in Directing Award. Palm Springs International Film Festival (www.psfilmfest.org) will be held January 2-13, 2020.

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