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2 American actors will be honored at Spain film event

American actors Ben Gazzara and Willem Dafoe will receive lifetime achievement awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain's top cinema showcase.

Gazzara, 75, and Dafoe, 50, "have both chosen parts in high-risk films not toeing the line" with typical Hollywood expectations, organizers said Saturday.

The festival runs Sept. 15-24.

Gazzara's career has spanned nearly 50 years and he has worked with such directors as John Cassavetes, Peter Bogdanovich and Lars von Trier. He has appeared in dozens of films, including "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), "They All Laughed" (1981) and "Happiness" (1998).

Dafoe has worked with directors such as David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese, and his films include "Platoon" (1986), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), and "The English Patient" (1996).