LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hollywood Reporter announced that China's leading movie star and fashion icon Fan Bingbing will be honored as recipient of the inaugural THR International Artist of the Year at an exclusive cocktail party during the height of the Cannes Film Festival at the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar atop the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on May 18.
"Fan's reputation as an actress and trend-setter stretches across China and the world," said THR Editorial Director Janice Min. "With recent and upcoming appearances in major Hollywood movies attracting worldwide attention Fan is the quintessential inaugural recipient of THR's International Artist of the Year award."
"It's truly an honor to receive this award from The Hollywood Reporter, which is known internationally for journalistic excellence," said Fan. "I'm very proud and especially excited to receive this honor at Cannes."
Fan recently topped the annual Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, making her China's #1 celebrity. The face of L'Oreal and Chopard, Fan has a growing international following for work in film, music and fashion. She is slated to co-star in Bryan Singer's X Men: Days of Future Past and Skiptrace with Jackie Chan.
THR's International Artist of the Year recognizes a rising global celebrity whose work has the power to affect entertainment around the world. This year's award honoring Fan will be celebrated at an intimate VIP cocktail party on May 18.
Fan is repped by WME and Fan Bingbing Studio, Beijing.
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