Munich Film Festival to bestow Ellen Burstyn with lifetime achievement award

Oscar award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Munich Film Festival next month.

Burstyn will be given the spotlight for her life's work in TV, theater and film with a tribute that will replay some of her most notable roles in productions like "The Last Picture Show, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Requiem for a Dream," "The Exorcist," and her most recent role as Elizabeth Hale in "House of Cards."

Burstyn has won an Oscar, the Golden Globe, two Emmys and a BAFTA, in addition to over 20 major international prizes. She is the co-director of the famed Actors Studio in New York, encouraging and training young actors in the craft. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2013.

She will receive her award in Munich June 27.


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