Hugh Jackman gets lifetime achievement award in Spain
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AFP) - Australian actor Hugh Jackman, the star of Wolverine and X-Men, received a lifetime achievement award on Friday at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain.
"I will take this as a charge to go on working for many more years to move you and entertain you," he said after collecting the festival's Donostia award for his film career from the hands of Mexican actor Diego Luna at a ceremony held at beachside congress centre in the coastal city of San Sebastian.
"I have to say how humbly grateful and how surprised I am to receive this award. It means a lot to me for many reasons. It is a rare thing as an actor to take a moment and look back at sometime, you always tend to think ahead to the future," the 44-year-old actor added at a press conference.
The Donostia Award - the Basque name for the coastal city San Sebastian - has been given out each year at the festival since 1986 to "a great film personality in recognition for their work and career". Past recipients include Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere and Robert De Niro.