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Tom Berenger, M. Emmet Walsh getting awards from Gasparilla International Film Festival




Organizers for the Gasparilla International Film Festival announced Tuesday that they will recognize actors Tom Berenger and M. Emmet Walsh for outstanding achievement when the fifth annual showcase hits Tampa March 24-27. That's a fairly random pairing, but we'll jump at the chance to see both of them when they show up to accept their awards.

"This has been an amazing year and it is an honor to receive this award from the Gasparilla International Film Festival," Berenger said in a statement in The Juice* inbox about his Career Achievement Award. "I greatly look forward to attending this year's festival." Walsh, who has starred in more than 100 film and TV roles, will be getting a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Information and passes for events that weekend are available at While submissions are closed, and there's no schedule posted yet, it's safe to assume your video of the family dog biting your uncle's groin didn't make it -- it's not that kind of festival.

[Photos: via GIFF]

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:54pm]


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