San Sebastian to fete Tommy Lee Jones

Thesp to attend 'Hope Springs' screening

BARCELONA — Tommy Lee Jones will receive a Donostia career achievement award at the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 28.

The actor will be at the Spanish event to present his latest film, David Frankel’s “Hope Springs,” a marital dramedy co-starring Meryl Streep, who received a Donostia Award in 2008. “Springs” screens in the fest’s Zabaltegi Pearls section.

Sony released “Springs” Stateside on Aug. 8 and it has cumed $46.2 million to date.

Texas-born Jones debuted in Arthur Hiller’s “Love Story.” His career includes Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” Andrew Davis’ “The Fugitive” and Paul Haggis’ “In the Valley of Elah.” He will next co-star in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and will also appear in Luc Besson’s “Malavita.”

His four-decade career encompasses credits as a helmer on “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” and HBO’s “The Sunset Limited.” He is set to produce, direct and star in indie period pic, “The Homesman.”

Jones’ numerous awards include a supporting actor Oscar for “Fugitive,” Cannes’ best actor for “Three Burials” and Emmy and Golden Globe kudos.

Previous Donostia Award recipients include Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Woody Allen and Sean Penn.

Fest runs Sept. 21-29.

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