Italian actress Monica Bellucci and filmmaker Oliver Stone were handed the top prizes at Italy's Taormina Film Festival at the weekend (11-12Jun11).
Bellucci picked up the Taormina Art Award, the festival's top honour for achievement in the cinema industry, at a special ceremony on Saturday (11Jun11).
Platoon director Stone picked up the same prize the following day (12Jun11), before attending a screening of his movie Alexander Revisited: The Final Unrated Cut.
Bellucci and Stone are in good company as Taormina Art Award honorees - Robert De Niro, Catherina Deneuve and Jessica Lange have all won the accolade in previous years.