The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Warren Beatty with the 11th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on Thursday.
A gala to honor Beatty will be held at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta at 6:00 p.m.
Since 2006, the annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film has been awarded to a lifelong contributor to cinema through their work in front of the camera, behind or both. Past honorees include Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro and Michael Douglas.
Beatty is known for his iconic roles in “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Dick Tracy.” He’s returning to the big screen in a new film called “Rules Don’t Apply.”
This celebration coincides with Kirk Douglas’ 100th birthday.
Funds raised at the event will go to support many educational and community programs.
The 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place from Wednesday, February 1st through Saturday, February 11th.