Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs film festival award

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The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Tom Hanks with the Chairman's Award for his performances in "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Tom Hanks with the Chairman’s Award for his performances in “Captain Phillips” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Tom Hanks is the recipient of the the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Chairman’s Award for his work as the leader of a ship overrun by pirates in “Captain Phillips” and as Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks.”

The two-time Oscar winner will receive his award Jan. 4 at the film festival’s awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of his generation,” festival Chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement Monday. “In a remarkable feat that vividly illustrates the range of his talent, he portrayed two real life characters, each with a powerhouse performance in its own right. ”

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Past recipients of the Chairman’s Award include Ben AffleckGeorge Clooney, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman.

The gala will include award presentations to honorees previously announced: Bruce DernJulia RobertsSandra BullockMatthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Thomas NewmanLupita Nyong’o and the cast of “American Hustle.”

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times

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