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Samuel L. Jackson To Be Honored at Dubai Film Festival

Samuel L. Jackson will be the man of the night come December 7, as he is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Often called “the hardest working man in Hollywood,” Jackson has appeared in over 100 films and remains a stand out actor and uniquely recognizable voice talent throughout his career.

As a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the award-winning entertainer will be honored for his dedication to the arts and remarkable contributions to the realm of film and television.

“Samuel L. Jackson is, quite simply, an icon. His talent and recognition span well beyond cinema and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to DIFF for the first time,” Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF’s chairman, said in a statement. “Our Lifetime Achievement Award is a testament to the dedication and talent of individuals whose abilities are unmatchable and Samuel L. Jackson is the epitome of that.”

The award marks Jackson’s second Lifetime Achievement Award received in 2016. BET honored him in June during their awards ceremony.

“It’s a great honor to be given the Dubai International Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” Jackson said in a statement. “It’s wonderful to be included into the Emirates’ film community and I look forward to meeting all of its amazing filmmakers and making many new friends.”

The 13th edition of DIFF will screen films over eight days at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and THE BEACH – opposite JBR. Tickets are available for purchase at the DIFF box office.