Daniel Day-Lewis is coming to Santa Barbara! On Saturday, January 26, the two-time Academy Award-winning actor will be honored with the prestigious Montecito Award for his astounding performance in this year’s Lincoln, as well as for his extraordinary career as a whole, as a part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The tribute will take place at 8 p.m. at the historic Arlington Theatre, sponsored by Bridlewood Estate Winery.
The Montecito Award recognizes those who have given consistently stellar performances throughout his or her career. Past recipients include Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Bening, the very first recipient in 2005.
“Daniel Day-Lewis continues to inspire the industry and the public by his approach to tackling the most complex of characters and delivering brilliant performances time after time,” says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “He is indicative of what the Montecito Award represents and we are thrilled to be presenting this to him this year.”
Lewis’s most recent work includes the historic role of President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg. It focuses on Lincoln’s final months in office and his desire to abolish slavery and unite a young country divided by civil war. The film has received numerous praises from the media, and audiences everywhere are still lining up to see it.
Having an impressive resume of box office hits such as My Left Foot (1989), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Gangs of New York (2002) and There Will Be Blood (2007), Lewis has had a long and illustrious career that just keeps getting better. If you’ve never seen any of his movies, I encourage you to see Lincoln, now in theaters. You will be absolutely astounded.
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