Forest Whitaker to receive honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

The Last King of Scotland actor will be presented with the honour during the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the festival on 17 May. "Thirty-four years ago, attending Cannes for the first time changed my life, and assured me that I'd made the right decision to devote myself to finding connectivity in humanity through film. It's always a privilege to return to this beautiful festival to both screen my own work, and to be inspired by many of the world's greatest artists - and I feel incredibly honored to be celebrated as part of the Festival's momentous 75th anniversary."

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