The Dubai International Film Festival has announced that American movie star, Jake Gyllenhaal will be presented with Variety's International Star of the Year Award at the Festival's 12th edition, this Decemeber.

Gyllenhaal's most recent performances in Nightcrawler, Southpaw, Everest and Demolition have turned the actor into a global sensation. Variety, the premier source of entertainment news, annually presents this award to a great film personality at the Dubai International Film Festival in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to the industry. 

Jake Gyllenhaal to be awarded at Dubai International Film Festival

Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival confirmed the news saying: "Jake Gyllenhaal is a huge talent and undeniably one of the most accomplished actors of his generation. His screen presence has captivated audiences since his earliest roles and he is one of the most versatile actors working today. We are absolutely delighted to honour his extraordinary talents with Variety Magazine's International Star of the Year Award at this year's festival."  

The Dubai International Film Festival will be held from December 9-16, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah., Dubai.