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Michael Douglas to be honored with the Icon award at the Palm Springs festival

December 27, 2010 | 11:53 am

Michael Douglas 
Michael Douglas, who earlier this month received his seventh Golden Globe nomination, this one for "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," will be honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival in January. The festival will screen Douglas' other 2010 film "Solitary Man," which was released by Anchor Bay back in May, preceded by a conversation with the 66-year old actor who's currently battling throat cancer.

Calling him "an American treasure," the festival's press release says the tribute, to be held on Jan.  13, will feature presentation of the Icon award along with a selection of clips from his films and an on-stage conversation with Variety's Peter Bart.

Although an honor, the presentation is unlikely to have any significant affect on the Oscar race. Douglas' performance in "Solitary Man" has been lauded by critics and Oscar bloggers, yet primarily ignored by SAG and most of the nation's critics groups.

-- Nicole Sperling

Photo: Michael Douglas. Credit: 20th Century Fox

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