Batman BEGINS and INCEPTION mastermind Christopher Nolan is to be honoured with the Modern Master Award at the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California in January (11).
The Modern Master Award is the highest honour presented at the festival. It was created to celebrate film mavericks and accomplished filmmakers and actors.
Past recipients include Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, and James Cameron.