Veteran actor Richard Gere will be conferred with the lifetime honour next month at the 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
Gere, 65, will present the festival’s opening film, Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind”, a psychological drama that sees him play a homeless man seeking to reach his estranged daughter, played by “The Hunger Games” actor Jenna Malone.
The “Runaway Bride” star will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for ‘Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.’
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The festival will also screen Andrew Renzi’s drama “Franny”, in which Gere stars as a philanthropist whose troubled past pushes him to get involved in helping a young married couple.
Gere, who is known for films like “Looking for Mr Goodbar”, “Days of Heaven”, “American Gigolo” and “An Officer and a Gentleman” has also been involved with wide range of social issues, including human rights in Tibet and AIDS.