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Iconic US actor to be feted at International Film Festival

U.S. actor Peter Fonda and British director Hugh Hudson will be honored at the 34th edition of the Guadalajara international film Festival (FICG) in March.

pg29bThe pair will share the annual Premio Mayahuel Internacional, given to international figures in the movie industry for their career achievements.

Fonda is best known for co-writing, producing and starring in “Easy Rider,” the 1969 motorbike road movie that became a cult classic. In 1970, the film was nominated for an for Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It will be shown at the Guadalajara festival in recognition of its 50th anniversary.

In a long career, Fonda has enjoyed many other successes, most notably “Ulee’s Gold,” “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry” and the Showtime telefilm “The Passion of Ayn Rand,” for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

Hudson is best known for directing “Chariots of Fire,” the winner of five Oscars in 1982, including Best Picture. His other notable films include “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan,” “Revolution,” “I Dreamed of Africa” and “My Life So Far.”

The Mayahuel al Cine Iberoamericano, an equivalent honor for Spanish and Portuguese film industry luminaries, will be awarded this year to Spanish producer Esther García, one of the producing partners of director Pedro Almodovar, and Chilean producer Juan de Dios Larraín, whose most recent credits include “A Fantastic Woman” (2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film), “Jackie,” “Los 33” and “Neruda.”

Also garlanded with the Mayahuel de Plata this year will be Blanca Guerra, a well-known 66-year-old Mexican actress who has appeared in more than 80 films.

The Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) runs March 8-15 at various metro-area venues.

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