Actress to receive American Riviera Award

Sandra Bullock is set to receive the American Riviera Award at the 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The kudo, in reconition of an actor who has had a noticeable influence on American film, will be presented at the Arlington Theater on Feb. 5. The fest runs Feb. 4-14.

Past recipients include Mickey Rourke, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Bullock is being recognized for her performance in “The Blind Side” as well as her range displayed in films like “While You Were Sleeping” and “Crash.”

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