Berlin film fest to honour Germany's Mueller-Stahl
Sunday 19 December 2010
Armin Mueller-Stahl, one of Germany's most internationally renowned actors, will receive an honorary Golden Bear lifetime achievement award at the 61st Berlin Film Festival, organisers said Friday.
Celebrating the 50-year career of the Oscar-nominated star, the Berlinale, which ranks among the top three European film festivals, hailed Mueller-Stahl as an "extraordinary artist."
"Today Armin Mueller-Stahl is celebrating his 80th birthday. We wish him the very best and are delighted we'll be awarding this extraordinary artist the Honorary Golden Bear ... in February," said festival director Dieter Kosslick.
Mueller-Stahl has scooped a host of screen awards during his lengthy career.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor in his role in the 1996 picture "Shine", based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.
He is also no stranger to the Berlinale, having won the Silver Bear for his performance in "Utz" in 1992 and sitting on the festival jury in 2006.
More recently, he played one of the main supporting roles in Ron Howard's thriller "Angels and Demons", starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor in an adaptation of the best-selling Dan Brown novel.
Mueller-Stahl enjoyed a successful early career in communist East Germany before moving west in 1980 where he was cast in "Lola" by legendary director Werner Fassbinder.
The Berlinale runs from February 10 to 20.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Ashya King missing: Police hunt five-year-old boy with brain tumour snatched from Southampton hospital by his parents
- 2 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
- 5 Friends reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Great British Bake Off 2014: Diana Beard quits after falling ill
Friends reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Breaking Bad season 6 hoax: Vince Gilligan has not confirmed a new series
Strictly Come Dancing v X Factor: Simon Cowell blasts BBC over scheduling war
Doctor Who series 8: Ofcom will not investigate lesbian kiss
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- < Previous
- Next >