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Quentin Tarantino Tapped to Lead Jury of Venice Film Festival

May 7, 2010 (3:37 am) GMT
He will head a selected panel of industry experts to choose the festival's honorees, including the coveted Golden Lion trophy.

will head the jury of September's Venice Film Festival in Italy. The "Pulp Fiction" director will lead a selected panel of industry experts to choose the festival's honorees, including the coveted Golden Lion trophy, which is often seen as a key indicator of a movie's potential at other prizegiving ceremonies.

Tarantino, whose films have won him a string of honors including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and the Cannes Film Festival's revered Palme d'Or, has been hailed as "one of the major creative figures in contemporary cinema" by festival organizers. A spokesperson for the event says, "(Tarantino is) perhaps the only American hauteur to be adored worldwide like a rock star."

Last year's jury was helmed by "" moviemaker Ang Lee.

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