Zurich Film Festival: Sharon Stone receives Golden Icon Award

Zurich Film Festival
Sharon Stone receives Golden Icon Award

Sharon Stone, here in 2019, receives the Golden Icon Award.

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The US actress Sharon Stone receives the Golden Icon Award at the 17th Zurich Film Festival.

Sharon Stone (63) is honored for her long career. The Hollywood star will receive the Golden Icon Award at the 17th Zurich Film Festival, which will take place from September 23 to October 3, as the organizers announced on August 26th. It is the highest award of the festival in Zurich.

Stone, who celebrated her big breakthrough in the early 1990s with the erotic thriller “Basic Instinct”, has been in front of the camera since the early 80s. She will receive the award in person on September 25th.

“A woman as Hitchcock would have loved”

The actress is “a true icon of the seventh art,” says Christian Junge, Artistic Director of the Zurich Film Festival, among other reasons. Stone is “a woman as Hitchcock would have loved her. She is characterized by irresistible charisma, human depth and a wide range of roles.” In addition, like hardly any other colleague, she is able to “cast a spell over the audience”.

The now 63-year-old also defended herself against sexism “at a time when the film business was dominated by men” and became a role model for many women in the film industry. After the ceremony “Casino” is to be shown. Stone excelled in 1995 in the crime drama by Martin Scorsese (78) alongside Robert De Niro (78) and Joe Pesci (78).

The winners of the Golden Icon Awards include Cate Blanchett (52), Michael Douglas (76), Glenn Close (74) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (74).