Bill Murray to Receive Rome Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award

The Rome Film Festival will honor Bill Murray with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The 2019 Rome Film Fest’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be handed to the veteran actor by his longtime collaborator and friend Wes Anderson. 

Multiple outlets report that Murray and Anderson will take to the stage together for an “in conversation” session during the event which runs October 17-27. 

The 68-years-old actor has appeared in every Anderson film since the director’s sophomore feature. Wes directed Murray in The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom and Grand Budapest Hotel, to name just a few. 

The festival confirmed Monday that its Official Selection includes Ron Howard’s Pavarotti. This year’s event will also pay tribute to late Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo on the centennial of this birth with a restored version of his Oscar-nominated 1959 holocaust drama Kapò.

The complete lineup will be announced at a press conference October 4.