Kirk Douglas

Warren Beatty to receive Santa Barbara Film Fest honor in December

Warren Beatty to receive Santa Barbara Film Fest honor in December

Warren Beatty will receive the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on Dec. 1 at a benefit evening at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The award coincides with the release of Beatty’s upcoming movie “Rules Don’t Apply,” his first film since 2001’s poorly received romantic comedy “Town & Country.”

“Rules Don’t Apply,” a drama looking at the relationship between businessman Howard Hughes and a young actress (Lily Collins), will premiere Nov. 10 at the American Film Festival’s AFI Fest in Hollywood. Beatty, 79, plays Hughes in the film, which he produced, wrote and directed. It opens in theaters on Nov....

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