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Julia Roberts Accepts Award at San Sebastian Festival

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- A beaming Julia Roberts accepted the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement from the hands of "Eat Pray Love" co-star Javier Bardem at the 58th San Sebastian International Film Festival Monday.

"What a fortunate woman I've been in my life for a variety of reasons. If we were having dinner, I'd tell you all of them. But now, I'll just say thank you from the bottom of my heart," Roberts said on stage. "And thank you to San Sebastian, which is the most enthusiastic town."

Bardem called Roberts "fearless," "fun" and "a dear friend."

The duo is in town, along with director Ryan Murphy and Richard Jenkins, accompanying Sony's release of "Eat" in Spain, which screened to packed theaters at the festival.

Roberts dazzled throngs that waited all day in front of the festival's epicenter, the Kursaal building, to glimpse "America's sweetheart" -- greeting them personally and taking pictures with fans on her way up the black carpet to the ceremony.


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