Sharon Stone Honored with Lifetime Award at Taormina

Sharon Stone Honored with Lifetime Award at Taormina

The Taormina Film Festival is set to honor Sharon Stone with the prestigious Golden Cariddi for Lifetime Achievement.

The award will be presented during the festival’s 70th edition, scheduled to take place this month from July 13 to 19.

Stone joins an elite roster of previous recipients, which includes renowned figures such as Jessica Lange, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Richard Gere, Colin Firth, Isabelle Huppert, Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Alberto Sordi, and Monica Vitti.

The award ceremony will mark Stone’s first visit to Taormina, adding a touch of nostalgia as the festival hosted the Italian premiere of her iconic film “Basic Instinct” back in 1992.

During the festival’s closing night, Stone will be celebrated not only with the award but also through an on-stage discussion about her illustrious career. Since her film debut in Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories” in 1980, Stone has built an impressive portfolio with over 150 film and TV credits.

Among her most memorable roles are performances in “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct,” “Sliver,” and “Casino,” the latter earning her a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar nomination.

The Golden Cariddi is the latest in a series of accolades recognizing Stone’s contributions to the arts. In 2005, she was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France, and in 2021, she received the Gold Medal of Merit from the Italian Red Cross. Additionally, she was honored as Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

The Taormina Film Festival, known for its stunning backdrop of the ancient Greek theatre overlooking the Mediterranean, continues to be a significant event in the international film circuit. This year’s edition promises to be memorable, with Sharon Stone’s recognition highlighting the festival’s commitment to celebrating cinematic legends.

As fans and film enthusiasts eagerly await Stone’s appearance and the retrospective on her career, the festival reaffirms its status as a premier destination for honoring film artistry and achievements.