Actor Jamie Foxx to receive Spotlight Award at Palm Spring Film Festival for film 'Just Mercy'

Foxx will be honoured with the award on the opening day of festival, which will run from January 2-13.

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The 52-year-old actor is currently receiving critical acclaim for his turn as Walter McMillian in 'Just Mercy', co-starring Michael B Jordan.
LOS ANGELES: Actor Jamie Foxx is set to be felicitated with the Spotlight Award at the 31st edition of Palm Springs Film Festival.

The 52-year-old actor is currently receiving critical acclaim for his turn as Walter McMillian in 'Just Mercy', co-starring Michael B Jordan.

Foxx will be honoured with the award on the opening day of festival, which will run from January 2-13.


"In 'Just Mercy', Jamie Foxx gives a moving and truly remarkable performance as Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death for a murder, for which he was wrongly convicted," festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement.

"This is an inspiring drama that brings an important story about how our justice system can fail to the big screen. It is a story that audiences should see. It is our honour to present the Spotlight Award, Actor to Jamie Foxx," he added.

Past recipients of the Spotlight Award are Timothee Chalamet, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell and JK Simmons.
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From A Prolific Screenwriter To Versatile Actor: Kader Khan Over The Years
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Veteran actor Kader Khan, who spelled talent and versatility in Bollywood, passed away on December 31, 2018.

The actor, who last appeared in Ali Abbas Chaudhary's 'Masti Nahi Sasti' in April 2017, was struggling with breathing problems in a Canada hospital. He was reportedly suffering from a degenerative disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia.

The Afghan-born Indian-Canadian screenwriter and comedian appeared in over 300 movies after making his debut in 1973.

Veteran actor Kader Khan, who spelled talent and versatility in Bollywood, passed away on December 31, 2018. The actor, who last appeared in Ali Abbas Chaudhary's 'Masti Nahi Sasti' in April 20..
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The actor was a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the 1970s and 80s. His career kicked off as a screenwriter when director Narendra Bedi hired him to write the script for 'Jawani Diwani' in 1972. This marked his debut as a dialogue writer. Khan also wrote and assisted dialogue writing for movies like 'Himmatwala', 'Sarfarosh', 'Jeo Aur Jeene Do', 'Tohfa' and 'Qaidi'.

In pic: Kader Khan (L), Govinda (R)

The actor was a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the 1970s and 80s. His career kicked off as a screenwriter when director Narendra Bedi hired him to write the script for 'Jawani Diwani'..
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Kader Khan made many friends in Bollywood, and megastar Amitabh Bachchan was one of his close ones. The duo have appeared in movies like 'Mr Natwarlal' & 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan', and have been close since then.

The 'Pink' actor had sent out prayers hoping for Khan's quick recovery after he was hospitalised in Canada. Big B also shared a throwback picture of the two together.

In pic: Kader Khan (L), Amitabh Bachchan (R)

(Image: Amitabh Bachchan/ Twitter)

Kader Khan made many friends in Bollywood, and megastar Amitabh Bachchan was one of his close ones. The duo have appeared in movies like 'Mr Natwarlal' & 'Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan', and have been cl..
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Khan was most appreciated for his portrayal in negative roles, and started getting many offers for the same in 1976.

He rose to fame from 'Parvarish', 'Dhan Dhaulat' & 'Lootmaar' after his performance as a villain.

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Khan was most appreciated for his portrayal in negative roles, and started getting many offers for the same in 1976. He rose to fame from 'Parvarish', 'Dhan Dhaulat' & 'Lootmaar' after his perfo..
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'Himmatwala' was Kader Khan's first attempt at comedy. From 1989, the actor was seen in lead comic roles.

The actor shared screen space with Govinda (left) in a number of movies.

(Image: www.imdb.com)

'Himmatwala' was Kader Khan's first attempt at comedy. From 1989, the actor was seen in lead comic roles. The actor shared screen space with Govinda (left) in a number of movies. (Image: www...
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Kader Khan aced in every field of acting.

He continued to entertain audience with movies like 'Akhiyon Se Goli Maare', 'Chalo Ishq Ladaaye', 'Suno Sasurjee', and 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'.

Kader Khan aced in every field of acting. He continued to entertain audience with movies like 'Akhiyon Se Goli Maare', 'Chalo Ishq Ladaaye', 'Suno Sasurjee', and 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'.

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