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Sharon Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Taormina Fest

Sharon Stone will receive the Taormina Film Festival’s Golden Cariddi for Lifetime Achievement at the Italian event’s closing ceremony this month.

Stone joins a prestigious line of actors who have been honored with the award, including Jessica Lange, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Richard Gere, Colin Firth and Isabelle Huppert.

The 66-year-old actor will be in attendance at the Taormina Film Fest, which runs from July 12 to 19, to hold a talk about how “she redefined what it meant to be a woman on screen,” according to a press release. This will be Stone’s first appearance at the festival, which hosted the Italian premiere of her 1992 film “Basic Instinct.”

Stone first appeared on screen when she starred in Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories” in 1980, and went on to become a full-fledged movie star in the 90s with roles in “Total Recall” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, “The Quick and the Dead.” ” against Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s “Casino,” which earned her the Golden Globe for Best Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination. Her other credits include the films “The Mighty,” “The Muse,” “Catwoman,” “Basic Instinct 2,” “The Disaster Artist” and “The Laundromat,” and in 2004 she won an Emmy for her guest appearance on the legal series “The Practice”. Her last release was the romantic drama ‘What About Love’.

This year’s Taormina Film Fest will open with the premiere of the comedy horror “Saint Clare,” starring Bella Thorne, and will also feature the Italian premiere of the disaster sequel “Twisters.”

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