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Geoffrey Rush to Be Honored With Top Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival

December 8, 2010 (4:44 am) GMT
The 'King's Speech' actor will be handed out with Montecito Award on January 31, 2011 as the event's executive director calls him 'one of our greatest actors.'

Oscar winner will be the guest of honor at California's Santa Barbara International Film Festival next month when he will be presented with the prestigious Montecito Award. The Australian actor, who stars in Academy Award favorite "", will receive the career tribute on January 31, 2011 and the event's executive director, Roger Durling, insists the awards ceremony will be a royal affair.

He says, "I feel like royalty's coming to SBIFF. Having been an admirer of everything Geoffrey Rush has done (including his Tony-winning performance in 'Exit the King'), we're truly blessed to get to celebrate him this year where he once again reminds us in 'The King's Speech' that he's one of our greatest actors."

Previous recipients of the Montecito Award include , , and . The 26th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place from January 27 to February 6, 2011.

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