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Michelle Yeoh wins Kirk Douglas award

Actress Michelle Yeoh will be honored with the 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival December 9th, reports Deadline.

“A well-deserved honor for the legendary and multi-talented Michelle Yeoh,” said the late Kirk Douglas’ son, actor Michael Douglas. “She has been entertaining and thrilling us in films since the 1980s …… and she does her own stunts!! Bravo Michelle!”

This will be the first time the award will be handed out since the legendary actor’s death, according to Variety.

The honor follows the success of her first Hollywood starring role in Everything, Everywhere All at Once. It is studio A24’s highest-grossing film ever.

Her breakout roles include the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and starring as a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies. More recently she appeared as the matriarch in Crazy Rich Asians.

Collider reports past recipients of the Kirk Douglas Award include Martin Scorsese, Hugh Jackman, Dame Judi Dench, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, and John Travolta.

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