Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs film festival award
By By Susan King
Dec 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM
Tom Hanks is the recipient of the the 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival's Chairman's Award for his work as the leader of a ship overrun by pirates in "Captain Phillips" and as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks."
The two-time Oscar winner will receive his award Jan. 4 at the film festival's awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
"Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of his generation," festival Chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement Monday. "In a remarkable feat that vividly illustrates the range of his talent, he portrayed two real life characters, each with a powerhouse performance in its own right. "
The gala will include award presentations to honorees previously announced: Bruce Dern, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Thomas Newman, Lupita Nyong'o and the cast of "American Hustle."