Sharon Stone to Receive Taormina Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award
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Sharon Stone to Receive Taormina Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award

Sharon Stone will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on the closing night of the 70th Taormina Film Festival next month.

During the festival, she will be presented with the Cariddi d’oro alla carriera (Golden Cariddi for Lifetime Achievement), which has previously been awarded to Jessica Lange, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Richard Gere, Colin Firth, Isabelle Huppert and Gina Lollobrigida.

The star and producer will meet with press and audiences for a conversation about “how she redefined what it means to be a woman on screen, becoming a global cultural icon over the decades,” Taormina festival organizers said Wednesday. “Sharon Stone’s appearance at Taormina – curated by Marco Fallanca – marks her first appearance at the festival, which has hosted Basic instinctItalian premiere in 1992.”

After her debut in 1980 in a cult cameo in Woody Allen’s film Stardust MemoriesStone rose to worldwide fame in the 1990s with films such as Complete reminderin which she played alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and especially in the iconic role of Catherine Tramell in Paul Verhoeven’s film Basic instinctand then a thriller by Philip Noyce Splinter. In the West The Quick and the DeadStone starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and also appeared in Martin Scorsese’s film Casinofor which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar nomination.

“Sharon Stone has always been involved in civil rights issues and has served as a spokesperson for amfAR, the organization founded by Elizabeth Taylor to support AIDS research, for almost 30 years,” the Taormina organizers said.

The Taormina festival will take place from 12th to 19th July.