The Dubai International Film Festival today announced that Jake Gyllenhaal, whose most recent credits include Nightcrawler, Southpaw, Everest and Demolition, will be presented with Variety‘s ‘International Star of the Year’ award at the festival’s 12th edition, to be held from December 9th to 16th, 2015.
The award is given in acknowledgment of a person's outstanding contribution to the industry. Abdulhamid Juma, chairman of Dubai International Film Festival, said: “Jake Gyllenhaal is a huge talent and undeniably one of the most accomplished actors of his generation. His screen presence has captivated audiences since his earliest roles and he is one of the most versatile actors working today. We are absolutely delighted to honour his extraordinary talents with Variety magazine’s ‘International Star of the Year’ award at this year’s festival.”
An exclusive public ‘In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal' Q&A event will also be held during the course of the festival.
The DIFF box office is now open here.