The Seattle International Film Festival has named actress Sissy Spacek and director William Friedkin its 2012 Tribute honorees. They’ll be recognized during the 38th annual festival, which occurs between May 17 and June 10. Spacek will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Acting award, while Friedkin will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Sissy Spacek and William Friedkin have captivated audiences
repeatedly throughout their careers with critically acclaimed works
that boast multigenerational appeal,” said Carl
Spence, the artistic director of SIFF. “SIFF is proud to celebrate their endured success in cinematic excellence and continuing brilliance, as we honor the highest caliber of cinematic talent at our annual Tribute Awards.”
Audiences first saw Sissy Spacek in 1973′s “Badlands,” but the role that catapulted her career to new heights was the title role of 1976′s “Carrie.” And William Friedkin’s long list of directorial credits includes titles like “The French Connection,” “The Exorcist” and “To Live and Die in L.A.”