Travolta to Receive Variety’s Cinema Icon Award at Cannes
Variety will honor John Travolta at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with its inaugural Cinema Icon Award.Travolta’s latest film film “Gotti” will premiere at the festival in a special gala screening May 15.
Following the screening, Travolta will receive his award at the Hotel du Cap.Steven Gaydos, Variety vice president and executive editor, said Travolta’s illustrious career and previous honors “splendidly qualify” him to receive the award.Travolta portrays John Gotti Sr.
in the biography about the legendary crime boss’s rise to the head of the Gambino family.
The movie includes Gotti’s multiple trials and prison sentence.The film’s score was composed by Pitbull, who will also perform at the Cannes event.Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Chris Mulkey also star in “Gotti.” Kevin Connolly directed the movie, and Randall Emmett, Michael Froch, and George Furla serve as producers.
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