Jamie Lee Curtis with Golden Lion award in Venice

Photo: EPA Jamie Lee Curtis has played over 80 roles in films.

American actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who played cult roles in the films Halloween and A Fish Called Wanda, was awarded the Golden Lion Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival.

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday evening. The actress recalled her parents in her speech - actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She also noted that they would be very proud to see her on stage with such an award in her hand, adding with tears in her eyes that she felt the award goes to her parents as well.

Curtis thanked director John Carpenter and screenwriter Debra Hill - part of the team of the Halloween movie production, with which the actress's career actually began.

She told reporters after the ceremony that she adored her work and loved the team of every production the same way she loved her family because it was impossible to make a movie without the people in the film crew. This creative interaction touches her deeply and the most important moment in her professional life is the moment when she meets the production crew.

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on 22 November 1958. She has played over 80 roles in films. In addition to acting, Curtis also writes children's books.

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