Douglas to be feted at Santa Barbara

Thesp to receive Kirk Douglas Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is bestowing an honor upon Michael Douglas with a familiar, and familial, ring: the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

The tribute from one generation to the next will be granted at the fest’s 6th annual black-tie gala on Oct. 13.

“The first time I saw Michael Douglas act was in a play at UC Santa Barbara, so it is fitting that a career that started here should be honored here,” Kirk Douglas said in a statement issued by SBIFF. “To tell the truth, I wanted Michael to be a lawyer. I secretly hoped he would be bad so I could tell him to forget it. He wasn’t.”

Kudo honors contributions in film and serves as a fundraiser for the 27th fest, which runs January 26 through February 5, 2012. Previous winners include John Travolta, Ed Harris, Quentin Tarantino and Harrison Ford.

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