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Santa Barbara fetes Tommy Lee Jones

Actor to receive fest's American Riviera Award

Actor Tommy Lee Jones (“In the Valley of Elah,” “Men in Black”) will receive the American Riviera Award at the 23rd edition of the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The award recognizes an actor who has had a strong influence on American cinema. Past winners include Forest Whitaker and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Fest will run Jan. 24-Feb. 3 in downtown Santa Barbara.

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