A Tribute to Elliott Gould | On-Screen + In Conversation
SJFF celebrates actor Elliott Gould’s lifetime of achievement on and off the silver screen with a 2020 REEL Difference Award. From early roles in M*A*S*H and an Oscar-nomination for BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE to more recent roles in the OCEAN'S ELEVEN franchise, the Brooklyn-born versatile actor has captivated audiences for decades with his mix of easygoing, charismatic charm, and wry humor. Gould will discuss his compelling career spanning six decades with retrospective onscreen highlights, his Jewish identity, and philanthropic work.
Warren Etheredge, Cultural Conversationalist
Warren Etheredge has worked on the film festival circuit for 20 years. He got his start at the Seattle International Film Festival, then went on to serve as the Curator & Director of the 1 Reel Film Festival (at Bumbershoot) for six years. Currently, he is the Director of Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival and has staged/hosted events at Sundance, SXSW, Port Townsend, Bend and other well-known festivals. He has interviewed many guests at SJFF andthe Arts + Ideas stage including, Michael Solomonov, Nigella Lawson and most recently Yotam Ottolenghi. Etheredge is also the festival's curator for this year's Curated Shorts Program: EVER FORGET?
Elliott Gould, Actor + SJFF REEL Difference Award Honoree
Elliott Gould is a prolific American actor and producer, who has remained critically acclaimed and sought after for his naturalistic style and insightful performances for decades. Born Elliott Goldstein in Brooklyn, NY, to Jewish immigrants, Gould began his acting career on Broadway, and is best known for his portrayal of Trapper John in Robert Altman's feature film M*A*S*H that earned him a Golden Globe nomination and landed him on the cover of TIME magazine. In 1973, he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE. Other memorable roles include playing Philip Marlowe in Altman's THE LONG GOODBYE and more recently notable roles in AMERICAN HISTORY X, BUGSY, A BRIDGE TOO FAR, and the popular OCEAN'S ELEVEN franchise. SJFF celebrates Gould's illustrious career and humanitarian work. IMDB