facebook
twitter
search
search

Field earns lifetime honor at film fest

Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Sally Field earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Palm Springs, Calif., International Film Festival, viewed as the last pre-awards season gala.

Field, considered an Oscar contender for her portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," told the crowd Saturday she didn't enter the profession by happenstance, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

"I didn't back into becoming an actor -- I was born one," she said, recounting her experiences that span nearly five decades on the big and small screen.

"I did a scene in a suit of armor, and dressed as a bear. I've done love scenes with a pelican. Yes, it's true, I've done love scenes with a pelican. But I've also done love scenes with Paul Newman," the two-time Oscar winner said. "I've been fully clothed, semi-clothed and totally naked, and never once has it occurred to me to change my mind."

Bradley Cooper and Naomi Watts took home acting honors for "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Impossible," respectively, and the cast of "Argo" received the Ensemble Performance Award.

Other honorees included "Life of Pi" composer Mychael Danna; Richard Gere, who received the Chairman's Award; and "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper. British actress Helen Mirren received the International Star Award.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Paul McCartney likens post-John Lennon era to 'revisionism,' talks songwriting controversy
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Rumer Willis stuns in new bikini photos
Yolanda Foster posts photo in hyperbaric chamber for Lyme disease treatment
Watch Ariana Grande kiss backup dancer Ricky Alvarez