Sylvester Stallone receives another award

Sylvester Stallone receives another award

Rocky star Sylvester Stallone has been honoured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Sylvestor was honoured with The Montecito Award, which is given for an actor's "great contribution to film".

The festival's executive director Roger Durling praised Oscar-nominated Stallone for his comeback performance, in Creed, calling him a "true legend".

Previous recipients of the award include Daniel Day Lewis, Kate Winslet, Geoffrey Rush and Julianne Moore.

Stallone's performance as Rocky Balboa has already won him a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award for best supporting actor earlier this month.

He was previously nominated for best actor and best original screenplay Oscars in 1977 for Rocky - making him the sixth person in the history of the Oscars to be nominated for playing the same character in different films.

The SBIFF also paid tribute to Stallone as an "accomplished artist" who has had "impressive exhibitions" of his paintings and sculptures, some of which are inspired by his film roles, around the world. The festival runs from 3 to 13 February

Stallone, whose other work includes the Rambo films, Copland and Nighthawks, will receive the award at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara on 9 February.

 

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