It has been announced that Jake Gyllenhaal will attend this year’s Dubai International Film Festival, when Oscar-nominated actor will be presented with Variety’s International Star of the Year Award. Previous winners include Colin Firth and Owen Wilson.
Attendees will also be able to witness In Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal, a public Q&A with the actor that will take place on December 16.
Dubai International Film Festival chairman Abdulhamid Juma described the actor as “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,” he said.
DIFF will take place between December 9—18.