December 17, 2015 / 4:27 PM / 3 years ago

Jake Gyllenhaal honored at Dubai film festival

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrives on the red carpet for the film "Demolition" during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

DUBAI - Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been honored at the Dubai International Film Festival with Variety Magazine’s International Star of the Year award.

“To be acknowledged in any way for what you do is always really lovely,” the “Southpaw” and “Everest” actor said.

“And to be on the other side of the world having been acknowledged by not only by the international film community but also culturally, it’s pretty interesting thinking that people even know who I am over here, it’s amazing.”

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