THE TRIBUTES OF THE DEAUVILLE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Created in 1977, the Tributes honour some remarkable figures of the American cinema.

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Jason Clarke
Actor

Jason Clarke, coming from Australia, is one of the most recognized actors of Hollywood. He became popular in the United States performing TV and cinema roles. Hollywood welcomed him for the first time in 2009 with the gangster film titled Public Enemies by Michael Mann, also starring Johnny Depp. On the following year, he performed a satirical role in Wall Street, money never sleeps by Oliver Stone, with Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas. In 2015, he played the role of John Connor in the science fiction film titled Terminator Genisys by Alan Taylor, working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. On that year, he also came to the Deauville Festival, presenting Everest by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal. This year, he plays a role in the opening film of the Deauville Festival, titled Chappaquiddick and directed by John Curran, in which he brilliantly performs the role of Senator Ted Kennedy, and the dramatic film First Man by Damien Chazelle, also starring Ryan Gosling.

The American Film Festival pays tribute to him, in his presence.

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Kate Beckinsale
Actress

Kate Beckinsale, of British origin, became rapidly popular in the cinema industry for her charm and the wide range of roles she performed.
Her talent was discovered in 1993 with Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and starring Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves and Denzel Washington, in which she played the role of Hero, a young loving and naif woman. Kate Beckinsale became internationally popular in 2001, when she worked with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in the historical saga awarded with an Oscar: Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay. In 2003, she interpreted the role of Selene, a vampire warrior, in the fantasy film titled Underworld by Len Wiseman, starring Scott Speedman. She played this role four times in a row. She has just finished shooting The Widow, an 8-episode series produced by Harry and Jack Williams. She also appears in Farming, the first full-length feature of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British director of Nigerian origin. The film tells the story of the scriptwriter himself: the story of a child adopted by a white medium-class English family.

The American Film Festival pays tribute to her, in her presence.

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Morgan Freeman
Actor

Morgan Freeman has interpreted impressive, charming or sensitive characters. His ability to play a wide range of roles has always led to unforgettable performances.
Morgan Freeman is one of the most famous actors of American cinema and his films have had the greatest critically acclaimed and commercial success of all times. He is the second most lucrative actor of the history of the film industry: his films have gained in total over 4 billion dollars at the box office.
He was awarded with four Oscar nominations for cinema roles: the ‘Best Actor Oscar’ for a secondary role in Street Smart in 1987, directed by Jerry Schatzberg; the ‘Best Actor Oscar’ for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989, directed by Bruce Beresford. This film obtained the ‘Best Film Oscar’ and he was also awarded with the ‘Best Actor Golden Globe’. He gained the same prize for The Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont in 1994 and for Invictus by Clint Eastwood in 2010. He was awarded with the ‘Best Actor Oscar’ for a secondary role in Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood in 2005. Freeman has appeared in many other films: Brubaker by Stuart Rosenberg (1980), Robin Hood: prince of thieves by Kevin Reynolds (1991), Unforgiven (1992), his first collaboration with Clint Eastwood, Seven by David Fincher (1995), Amistad by Steven Spielberg (1997), The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan (2008)... He has recently worked in long-length features titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and Angel Has Fallen by Ric Roman Waugh.

The American Film Festival pays tribute to him, in his presence.

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Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress and film producer

Awarded with several prizes – namely four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and two Emmy Awards – Sarah Jessica Parker is also a film producer and a business woman. She plays the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the successful TV series titled Sex and the City (1998-2004), of which she is also executive producer. She took on the same role in 2008, in the cinema adaptation of the series, Sex and the City: The film, then the sequel, Sex and the City 2, two years later.
Honeymoon in Vegas by Andrew Bergman (1992), Miami Rhapsody by David Frankel (1995), The First Wives Club by Hugh Wilson (1996), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Ed Wood (1994) by Tim Burton, Failure to launch by Tom Dey (2006), Smart People by Noam Murro (2008) and I don't know how she does it by Douglas McGrath (2011) are some of the most remarkable films of her career. Sarah Jessica Parker has recently launched the publishing house SJP for Hogarth, publishing high-quality works of fiction, written by renowned authors, but also new talents. Directly involved in the publishing process, she selected and acquired manuscripts reflecting her own taste of reader. A Place for Us, the first novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza and the first acquisition of SJP for Hogarth, has been acclaimed by the New York Times critics since its publication last June.

The American Film Festival pays tribute to her, in her presence.