Catherine Deneuve to Receive European Lifetime Achievement Award

The European Film Academy will honor French actress Catherine Denueve with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her "outstanding body of work," the organization which produces the annual European Film Awards said Monday.

Deneuve, who was honored with the 39th annual Chaplin Award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2012, has starred in over 100 films including early work in features like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy and Repulsion by Roman Polanski. Deneuve has been honored in Berlin, Cannes and Venice. She received her first César and an Italian David di Donatello for her role as Marion Steiner in The Last Metro by François Truffaut with whom she had also made Mississippi Mermaid and her role as Eliane in Indochine by Régis Wargnier earned her another César and a nomination for an Oscar.

Among her other titles are Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier, 8 Femmes (earning her a Silver Bear in Berlin and a European Film Award) and Potiche by François Ozon, Un Conte de Noel by Arnaud Desplechin and Palais Royal by Valérie Lemercier. She can currently be seen in cinemas in Emmanuelle Bercot’s On my Way and is now shooting Trois Coeurs by Benoît Jacquot.

Deneuve returned for the 40th Chaplin Award last spring, which honored Barbra Streisand.

The European Film Academy announced last week that Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar would receive an honorary award at its ceremony taking place December 7 in Berlin.

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