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GOT YOUR BACK
Richard Gere puts the squeeze on his frequent costar Diane Lane as she presents him with the chairman s award Saturday at the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The pair have made three films together, including the romantic drama Unfaithful.
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Say “cheese!” Upon arriving at the festival, , who turned 37 Saturday, is all smiles while taking a photo with a fan. When he received the desert palm achievement actor award, the Silver Linings Playbook actor thanked his costars and said, “I love filmmaking so much, and I think I love it most because it’s such a collaborative art form.”
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GIVE HER A RAISE!
Helen Mirren is having a stellar week. A few days after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hitchcock actress was awarded the festival’s international star prize.
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ARMED AND READY
, who plays a desperate mother clinging to life after a tsunami in the thriller The Impossible, gives a maternal hug to her on-screen son, Tom Holland, after the 16-year-old presented her with the desert palm achievement actress award.
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IN HIGH SPIRITS
Lincoln’s Sally Field reunites with Martin Sheen, her The Amazing Spider-Man costar who presented her with the festival’s career achievement award. Did she feel like something special was happening while portraying Mary Todd? “No. I mean it was incredibly intense. But I had no [idea]. So I only was doing the work with my darling Mr. Lincoln. And that’s all there was.”
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– who’s getting serious Oscar buzz as best director for Argo – wins an ensemble performance award for acting in the action-drama. Asked about his confidence as a director, Affleck said, “I think a certain amount of anxiety is really important. You can’t lose it.”
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Affleck’s Argo costar Bryan Cranston, who crowned his formal look with a black fedora, is also on hand to pick up an ensemble performance award at the festival.
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HAND-LE WITH CARE
Helen Hunt accepts the spotlight award for her performance as a sex surrogate in The Sessions. Asked if the film’s nudity made her nervous, she said, “Yeah, of course it did,” but other things in the movie “seemed so much more interesting than being nervous about having a body.”