Variety announced today that French actress Catherine Deneuve will be receiving the European Film Academy Achievement Award. The actress has a large film career that spans many years. In 2008, she made her 100th film, "A Christmas Tale." She's known for her roles in such films as, "Belle de Jour," "Tristana," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," and "The Last Metro," where she won her first Cesar in 1981.
Deneuvue has had a small brush with Hollywood. In the 80s she played a vampire in the cult classic, "The Hunger."
She's worked with many famous directors like Roman Polanski, Jean-Pierre Melville, Luis Brunel, Francois Truffaut and Lars Von Trier. Recently, she was in the films, "On My Way," and "Trois Coeurs."
The award winning actress has many accolades to her name like winning Caesars, the French equivalent to the American Oscar. She gained an Oscar nomination and another Cesar for the film, "Indochine." She's also won a Berlin Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and at the Venice Film Festival she won a Volpi Cup.
The 26th European Film Awards Ceremony will be held on Dec. 7 in Berlin and Catherine Deneuve will be the honorary guest.