Martin Sheen Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Award From Dubai Festival

Martin Sheen DIFF Lifetime Achievment award

Actor to participate in Q&A as part of lifetime achievement honor

Martin Sheen will be honored with the Dubai Intl. Film Festival lifetime achievement award at the fest’s opening ceremony in December.

“Martin Sheen is a cinematic legend whose remarkable career has spanned five decades,” said fest chairman Abdulhamid Juma in a statement. “In that time he has brought to life a huge variety of compelling, intelligent and wonderfully engaging characters on the big and small screen.”

Sheen’s career includes pioneering TV production and film roles, including Terrence Malick’s  1973 “Badlands” to Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” in 1979 to “The Amazing Spider-Man” last year, Sheen joins previous Dubai lifetime achievement honorees such as Omar Sharif, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn and Oliver Stone.

“This esteemed recognition inspires me to continue doing what I love most — telling stories through the art of cinema,” Sheen said of the award.

Festival goers will also be able to partake with a Q&A with Sheen. The festival run Dec. 6-14.

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