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Tom Hanks to get Rome Film Fest honour

Friday, Jun 24, 2016,12:28 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Hollywood star Tom Hanks will receive the lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Rome Film Fest. The 59-year-iold two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join in a public conversation with the fest’s director Antonio Monda about his body of work, and the festival will host a 15-film retrospective of his top hits, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor has delivered three decades of blockbusters, including Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and Bridge of Spies, and he won the best actor Oscar for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.

I consider Tom Hanks to be one of the greatest actors of all time, Monda said in a statement, adding, for the versatility that he commands extending from drama to comedy, for the psychological finesse with which he immortalizes characters who will remain forever in our imagination.

Also announced among early confirmations for the festival, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will discuss great Italian actresses who have influenced her career, most notably Silvana Mangano.