Date: 25th January 2001

De Laurentiis To Be Honoured At Oscars

Producer Dino De Laurentiis, 81, has been named to receive the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at this year's 73rd Academy Awards ceremony. In a statement on Wednesday, Robert Rehme, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that "De Laurentiis' body of work speaks for itself. ... He has always had the courage to make the films that he believes in."

Source: Studio Briefing