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Official Awards of the 57th Venice Film Festival (30 August > 9 September 2000)

  Head of the Venezia 57 Jury: Milos Forman;
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Clint Eastwood;
Glory to the Film-maker award: Al Pacino;
Best film: "Dayereh" by Jafar Panahi

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CLINT EASTWOOD (1930), American actor and film director, producer, composer, and politician. Eastwood rose to fame for playing the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) during the late 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. For the films Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor, receiving commercial success and critical acclaim. He has been awarded two of France's highest honors: in 1994 he became a recipient of the French Republic's Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2007 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur medal. In 2000, he was awarded the Italian Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films. He also served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California from 1986 to 1988. Eastwood has seven children by five different women, although he has only married twice.

Suggested FILMS with or directed by CLINT EASTWOOD:

(A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool; Play Misty for Me (1971), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Gran Torino (2008); Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby; Hereafter (2010)

  • GOLDEN LION for Best Film to "Dayereh" (The Circle, Il Cerchio) by Jafar Panahi
  • SILVER LION for Best Director to
  • COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor to Javier Bardem in "Before Night Falls" by Julian Schnabel
  • COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress Rose Byrne in "The Goddess of 1967" by Clara Law
  • Special Mention: Best Short Film to Trajets by Faouzi Bensaïdi, and Sem Movimento by Sandro Aguilar
  • Marcello Mastroianni Award: Liam by Megan Burns
  • Luigi De Laurentiis Award: Tutta colpa di Voltaire: Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Special Director's Award: Uttara by Buddhadev Dasgupta
  • Grand Special Jury Prize: Before the Night Falls by Julian Schnabel
  • Silver Lion for Best Short Film: A Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow by Peter Long
  • Golden Osella for Outstanding Technical Contribution: I cento passi: Claudio Fava, Marco Tullio Giordana, Monica Zapelli For the screenplay.


    2000 Venice Film Festival Films in Competition

    VENEZIA 57 - the International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres:

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