Legendary actor Peter Fonda will visit Stockholm during this year’s festival. The rebel from Easy Rider will take the seat as chairman of the Stockholm XXIII Competition Jury, which in the last two years have been led by actress Holly Hunter and director Whit Stillman. Together with his fellow jurors Peter Fonda will award the Bronze Horse to the Best Film in the competition section. He will also participate in a special Face2Face followed by his signature film Easy Rider.
Two-time Academy Award nominated legendary actor Peter Fonda is nothing less than a cinematic and cultural icon. Since his seminal role as “Captain America” in Easy Rider, Fonda has continually delivered impressive performances. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, for which he received rave reviews from the New York Critics, and won the Daniel Blum Theater World Award and the New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Actor. He began his feature film career in 1963, playing the romantic lead in Tammy and the Doctor and joined the ensemble cast of the World War II saga The Victors. Shortly thereafter, Fonda began what would become a famous association with Roger Corman, starring in Wild Angels, as the ultra-cool, iron-fisted leader of a violent biker gang, opposite Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Fonda also starred in Corman’s 1967 psychedelic film The Trip, also starring Dern and Susan Strasberg.
The Jury also consists of two-time Bronze Horse-winning director Srdjan Dragojevic (The Parade), writer and journalist Karolina Ramqvist, film producer Anna Croneman (King of Ping Pong), director Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) and actress Malin Crépin (Nobel’s Last Will).