The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor actor Tommy Lee Jones with the American Riviera Award at the 23rd edition of the festival, which runs January 24 to February 3, 2008. The award, established to recognize an actor who has had a strong influence on American Cinema, will be presented on February 1st. Recent recipents include Philip Seymour Hoffman and Forest Whitaker, who both went on to win Academy Awards. [Peter Knegt]