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Palm Springs Fest Honors Richard Gere with Chairman's Award

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 17, 2012 at 2:41PM

Continuing their pre-Oscar fanfare, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor veteran Richard Gere, who nabbed a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," with the Chairman's Award on January 5 at the awards gala.
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Richard Gere and Brit Marling in "Arbitrage"
Richard Gere and Brit Marling in "Arbitrage"

Continuing their pre-Oscar fanfare, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor veteran Richard Gere, who nabbed a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," with the Chairman's Award on January 5 at the awards gala. (We flipcammed Gere here.)

Past recipients of the Chairman's Award include Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman.

Other honoree recipients at the 24th PSIFF include Helen Mirren, the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and Robert Zemeckis.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.