Sharon Stone To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At Taormina

Sharon Stone To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At Taormina

Sharon Stone will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 70th edition of the Taormina Film Festival next month. The festival will present her with the Cariddi d’oro alla carriera (Golden Cariddi for Lifetime Achievement), a prestigious accolade previously awarded to luminaries such as Jessica Lange, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Richard Gere, Colin Firth, Isabelle Huppert, and Gina Lollobrigida.

The star and producer will engage with the press and audience in a conversation about how she redefined what it meant to be a woman on screen, becoming a global cultural icon over the decades. This event, curated by Marco Fallanca, marks Stone’s first attendance at the festival, which hosted the Italian premiere of “Basic Instinct” in 1992.

Sharon Stone’s career began in 1980 with a cult cameo in Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories.” She gained worldwide fame in the 1990s with films like “Total Recall,” where she starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, and especially with her iconic role as Catherine Tramell in Paul Verhoeven’s “Basic Instinct.” She continued her success with Phillip Noyce’s thriller “Sliver,” and starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Western “The Quick and the Dead.” Stone also featured in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino,” for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar nomination.

In addition to her film career, Stone has been a committed advocate for civil rights and has served as a spokesperson for amfAR, an organization founded by Elizabeth Taylor to support AIDS research, for nearly 30 years.

The Taormina Film Festival runs from July 12-19, and Stone will receive her award on the closing night. This honor adds to a list of accolades Stone has received over the years, including the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2005, the Gold Medal of Merit of the Italian Red Cross in Italy in 2021, and the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

Stone’s filmography is extensive, with over 150 film and TV credits. Highlights include “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct,” “Sliver,” and “Casino.” Her other notable works include “The Mighty,” “The Muse,” “Catwoman,” “Basic Instinct 2,” “The Disaster Artist,” and “The Laundromat.” In 2004, she won an Emmy for her guest appearance on the legal series “The Practice.” Her most recent release was the romantic drama “What About Love.”

This year’s Taormina Film Fest will open with the premiere of the comic horror “Saint Clare,” starring Bella Thorne, and will also feature the Italian premiere of the disaster sequel “Twisters.”

Sharon Stone’s recognition at the Taormina Film Festival is a testament to her enduring impact on the film industry and her role as a cultural icon. Her presence at the festival promises to be a highlight, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to gain insights into her illustrious career.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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