The 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Academy Award winner Javier Bardem with the International Star Award at its Awards Gala.
The show is presented by Cartier, and who doesn't love Cartier?! The Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart.
The International Star Award recognizes an actor or actress who has both critically and commercially made the successful cross over from foreign-language films to mainstream international recognition. Bardem will join previously announced honorees Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan.
"Mesmerizing is a word that describes the cinematic works of Academy Award winning actor Javier Bardem," said Film Festival chairman Harold Matzner.
"Having honed his skills in a family of film actors, Bardem brings a stinging intensity to his performances. He riveted audiences with his portrayal in No Country for Old Men and continues to raise the bar in his latest film, Biutiful. Javier Bardem now ranks among the cinematic elite. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the 2011 International Star Award to Javier Bardem."