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Michael Douglas To Receive Icon award at Palm Springs Festival

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66-year-old Oscar-winner Michael Douglas (left in a scene from "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"), continuing to rebound from his treatment for throat cancer, received news yesterday that the Palm Springs Film Festival planned to honor him with the Icon Award on Jan. 13.

     According to “The Los Angeles Times,” the Palm Springs Festival declared Douglas “an American treasure” and planned to celebrate his career with a screening of his recent indie drama “Solitary Man” and with an on-stage conversation with “Variety” editor Peter Bart.

    "My plans are to lick this cancer, but it will probably take four or five months," Douglas said earlier, around the time of the premiere for his recent film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” "I have always prided myself on putting as much as I possibly can into everything I do, and I am going to beat this. I'm convinced I'm going to be stronger and a better person because of it."

     Douglas received his seventh Golden Globe nomination for “Wall Street 2.” He remains committed to playing Liberace in a movie planned to start shooting in 2011.    


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