Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, cuts a stylish silhouette in a grey suit at Venice Film Festival


She has starred in a host of acclaimed films. 

And Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, is set to be honoured for her work at the 78th Venice Film Festival as she will accept the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award.

Ahead of the ceremony on Wednesday, the star highlighted her tall stature in a grey suit as she posed for pictures.  

Wow: Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, highlighted her tall stature in a grey suit on Wednesday as she arrived at the 78th Venice Film Festival to accept the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award

The actress looked stylish and smart in her tailored two-piece as she exited a boat taxi to make a grand entrance at the swanky event.  

Jamie’s single-breasted blazer boasted pockets on either side and complemented her straight leg trousers. 

She boosted her height with grey velvet pumps which featured ornate silver brooches. 

The actress donned a white tee and she accessorised tastefully with a silver pendant necklace. 

Her silver tresses were parted to one side as she sported full coverage make-up for the outing. 

Vision in grey: The actress looked stylish and smart in her tailored two-piece as she exited a boat taxi to make a grand entrance at the swanky event

Vision in grey: The actress looked stylish and smart in her tailored two-piece as she exited a boat taxi to make a grand entrance at the swanky event

Fashionista: Jamie's single-breasted blazer boasted pockets on either side and complemented her straight leg trousers

Touch of glamour: She boosted her height with grey velvet pumps which featured ornate silver brooches

Fashionista: Jamie’s single-breasted blazer boasted pockets on either side and complemented her straight leg trousers

The iconic American actress has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement gong at the film festival.

The decision was made by the board of the Biennale Di Venezia and the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera.

The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement takes place later on Wednesday at the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Del Cinema (Lido Di Venezia) before the out-of-competition screening of Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green. 

The upcoming release stars Jamie and is presented by Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions and Trancas International Films. Halloween Kills arrives in theaters on October 15. 

Finishing touches: The actress donned a white tee and she accessorised tastefully with a silver pendant necklace and aviator shades

Finishing touches: The actress donned a white tee and she accessorised tastefully with a silver pendant necklace and aviator shades

Greetings: Her silver tresses were parted to one side as she sported full coverage make-up for the outing

Greetings: Her silver tresses were parted to one side as she sported full coverage make-up for the outing

Speaking about the award, Jamie said to Biennale Di Venezia: ‘I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival.

‘It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving Lifetime Achievement recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me. 

‘Halloween—and my partnership with Laurie Strode—launched and sustained my career, and to have these films evolve into a new franchise that is beloved by audiences around the world was, and remains, a gift. 

‘Italian Cinema has always honoured and heralded the genre that gave me my career, so I couldn’t be more proud and happy to accept this award from the Venice International Film Festival on behalf of Laurie and all the courageous heroines of the world who stand tall in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and refuse to yield.’

Esteem: The iconic American actress has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement gong and the decision was made by the board of the Biennale Di Venezia

Esteem: The iconic American actress has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement gong and the decision was made by the board of the Biennale Di Venezia

Achievement: Speaking about the award, Jamie said: 'I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival'

Achievement: Speaking about the award, Jamie said: ‘I am incredibly humbled to be honoured in this way by the Venice International Film Festival’

Oscar-winning Italian director Roberto Benigni, who helmed the acclaimed Life is Beautiful, will also be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award.

The 2021 Venice Film Festival takes place from 1-11 September, and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events.

The jury is headed by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is ‘honoured to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition.’

He added: ‘As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.’

The jury is also comprised of director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentarian Alexander Nanau, and director Chloé Zhao. 

Attendee: The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement takes place at the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Del Cinema before the screening of Halloween Kills

New gig: The upcoming release stars Jamie and is presented by Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions and Trancas International Films, it arrives in theaters on October 15

Attendee: The award ceremony for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement takes place at the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Del Cinema before the screening of Halloween Kills

This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of its star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.

Last year’s occasion saw a significantly smaller number of guests in attendance, with all red carpet arrivals required to adhere to social distancing, with temperature checks and mask wearing mandatory at the event.

Despite its return, this year’s festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines, following a rise in cases in Italy.

Public access to the red carpet is banned, and more than 10 testing stations have been set up.

All attendees must show proof of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.

Comment: Jamie added: 'It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving Lifetime Achievement recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me'

Comment: Jamie added: ‘It seems impossible to me that I’ve been in this industry long enough to be receiving Lifetime Achievement recognition, and to have it happen now, with Halloween Kills, is particularly meaningful to me’



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