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'American Beauty' Director To Head Venice Film Festival Jury

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Organizers of the Venice Film Festival say Oscar-winning British director Sam Mendes will head the jury that will choose winners in this year's competition. In announcing Mendes' appointment Wednesday, organizers said the director has "established himself as one of the most highly respected film directors of recent years." According to The Associated Press, the 50-year-old Mendes was quoted as saying that his "happiest film festival memory is launching 'Road to Perdition' at Venice in 2002." Mendes' directorial debut, "American Beauty," won five Oscars, including best director and best picture. The Venice Film Festival is the world's oldest film festival. It's holding its 73rd edition this year. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2016-04-27-EU--Italy-Venice%20Film%20Festival/id-979c2ec1f67046668c26666dc956796d http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Entertainment using http://wochit.com