TheSanta Barbara International Film Festival has announced plans to inaugurate itsnew Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film with a presentation to
Thefestival will present
Theaward will recognise his contributions as an actor, producer and director.
'Ifeel so privileged that we are able to celebrate a man whose work not onlyspans so many years but also is varied in the characters he has chosen to play.Mr Douglas is truly an actor's actor,' said the festival's director Roger Durling. 'Whether it was playing the role of theindomitable Spartacus, or helping to break the power of the shameful