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Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom to Get Career Tribute at Deauville Film Fest

The 'Lord of the Rings' co-stars will be honored in a program titled "Two Heroes in Deauville."

Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom will reign over the Deauville Film Festival, as the Lord of the Rings stars will be honored in a night billed as “Two Heroes” during the French festival.

McKellen has “distinguished himself both in film, theater and television,” organizers said in the announcement Tuesday, calling his fifty-year career “legendary.”

The festival will also host the French premiere of Mr. Holmes, starring McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.

Organizers cited Bloom’s recent performance in last year's Cannes closing film Zulu for showing a new side of the actor best known for the Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean. “Over a considerable filmography, he has become one of the highest-profile actors of the past fifteen years,” organizers said.

McKellen and Bloom join Keanu Reeves and director Terrence Malick among the luminaries receiving tributes in Deauville.

As previously announced, French director Benoit Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen) will head this year’s jury. The rest of the jury as well as the official selection will be announced Aug. 24.

The film festival will run Sept. 4 – 13 in northern France.

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That makes me so happy, Sunstar. Orlando certainly deserves recognition for his work in Zulu!

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Congratulations to Orlando and Sir Ian. To have them honored together is absolutely wonderful. Thanks, Rene, for posting.

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Orlando and Keanu in one place? *gulp*

Thanks for the news, Rene.

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This is a wonderful honor for Orlando and Sir Ian and I think its awesome to see them getting this together! :wub:

Congratulations Orlando on this very deserved honor! :cheer2:

Thank you Rene for bringing over this great news! :hug:

Kim

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You can read the 'Two Heroes at Deauville' press release here and the full Deauville Film Festival catalogue (see pages 88 to 91) here. :)

“I see my career as a marathon, I
don’t see it as a sprint. Hopefully,
I’ll be around for a long time…”

«When, like me, you have a career that began very early and which
involves very ambitious and very popular films, you can only be
delighted by [any role that promotes my image as a good-looking
guy] and say thanks! Then times goes on and you want to develop
that image or at least the way your image is being driven, partly
through publicity. And to be honest, I think I missed that because I
wasn’t paying enough attention. Above all, I think of myself as an
actor who plays characters, and in that respect I have never ruled
anything out. Every offer was like a challenge or an opportunity
to me. But it’s true that after finishing some of those major
productions, I realized that the perception people had of me was
wrong, so I decided to spend some time changing that, mainly by
playing characters like Brian in Zulu. I realized that if I could make
him honorable and credible, that would give me the opportunity to
correct that ‘misunderstanding’. And the fact that Zulu was selected
to be the Closing film at Cannes also gave the project an ‘auteur’
feel, which naturally had consequences for me personally. That film
[was] a stone on which I’m planning to build something, to improve
myself as an actor and as a human being.
[…] My starting point is that ‘what is done is done’. Perhaps one
day, when my son is older, we will watch one of [my] films together,
but that moment hasn’t happened yet, and I’m not that impatient.
[…] The success of a blockbuster is like being on a huge ship
sailing in a specific direction. You have to slow it down, stop it, and
turn it around to head off in a different direction. It’s not as easy as
you might think. If necessary, I’m ready to sink that ship and keep
going on a little boat with an outboard motor, something lighter and
faster. But I need someone to give me a push.”

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This is great news! I love them both and Sir Ian's twinkle makes me think he is up to something and Orlando would go along willingly!

:clap:

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I love what Orlando said in that quote. I have been happy to witness Orlando's journey from the start and I can't wait to see what he does next. :iheart:

Thank you very much Rene for posting this. :hug:

Kim

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Thanks, Rene, for the quote. Good on Orlando for wanting to dare, to try, to grow as an actor. I hope he gets the necessary push in that little boat of his. Somehow I think he will.

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