Canadian cinema would never have been the same without Geneviève Bujold

Geneviève Bujold is being recognized with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in Film at the 2018 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Genevieve Bujold - February 8, 1970 (McCarthy/Getty Images)

In a career spanning more than half a century, Geneviève Bujold has shown herself to be that most rare of actors: as real on camera as she is off. Now in the her 70s, the iconic Montreal-born actress is being honoured with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in Film from the Governor General Performing Arts Awards.

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The actress was best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days, which earned her a Golden Globe, as well as an Oscar nomination. She went on to work on several landmark Canadian films, such as Claude Jutra's Kamouraska, and Paul Almond's Isabel, Act of the Heart, Journey, Final Assignment and The Dance Goes On.

After gaining international acclaim, she returned to her roots in Canadian cinema. Her most recent work includes Michael McGowan's Still Mine in 2012 and FrançoisDelisle's Chorus in 2015.

On June 1, Geneviève Bujold, among other laureates, are being honoured with the highest distinction a performing artist can achieve in Canada — a Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Find out more.

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