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Plans Announced for Tribute To Actor Forest Whitaker In Santa Barbara

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 12:07am

Plans have been announced for a rescheduled tribute to actor Forest Whitaker in Santa Barbara.

Actress Angela Bassett, and actor Michael B. Jordan are among the Hollywood celebrities set to be on hand for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event January 5th.  Whitaker is set to receive the Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film.

Whitaker is receiving critical acclaim for his starring role in the movie “The Butler.”  He received an Academy Award, and Golden Globe for his work in “The Last King Of Scotland.”

The ceremony had originally been scheduled for December 15th, but was postponed because Whitaker went to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

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