Aaron Eckhart to Receive Variety Creative Impact Award at HIFF 2016

aaron-eckhart-400x500HIFF is thrilled to share that Variety will honor Golden Globe®-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart with the Variety Creative Impact Award at this year’s festival. Eckhart will participate in A Conversation With… on Friday at 1:00pm at Guild Hall, where Eckhart will be presented with the award by Variety’s Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley.

“Aaron Eckhart is the definition of an actor’s actor, someone who consistently delivers standout performances and is admired by his peers.” said Riley. “This year alone he’s shown his range in two wildly different, but equally excellent, roles.”

Eckhart stars as boxing trainer Kevin Rooney in HIFF Spotlight selection BLEED FOR THIS, screening on Friday following the converation at 3:45pm. The film, distributed by Open Road Films, also stars Miles Teller and Katey Sagal. Eckhart’s versatility as an actor can be seen by his performances in films such as SULLY, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, THE DARK KNIGHT, and THANK YOU FOR SMOKING.

“The Hamptons International Film Festival is proud to celebrate Aaron Eckhart’s achievement as he is recognized for his consistently impressive work. His performances in SULLY and BLEED FOR THIS could not be more different, which is a testament to his incredible range,” said HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. “We are excited to partner with Variety in honoring such a renowned and deserving actor.”

>> Tickets for A Conversation With Aaron Eckhart
>> Tickets for BLEED FOR THIS

A Conversation With… is presented by BMW USA.
The Spotlight section is presented by FreshDirect.