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Travolta to receive lifetime achievement award

Published on Sep 3, 2012 9:58 PM
Actor John Travolta smiles before a news conference in Singapore on July 30, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - John Travolta will grab a lifetime achievement award at Spain's top film festival, alongside Oliver Stone, Ewan McGregor and Tommy Lee Jones, organisers said on Monday.

The 58-year-old American actor will be honoured with a Donostia award by the Sept 21-29 San Sebastian Festival in northern Spain, where he is presenting his latest film, Savages.

The festival cited a string of Travolta's famous roles including in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1996), Grease (1978), and Carrie (1976).

"From his long list of films, would highlight Saturday Night Fever (1977), origin of the disco phenomenon in the 1970s," the festival said in a statement, noting that it earned him an Oscar nomination.

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