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    Watch as actor Bill Pullman accepts, then accidentally smashes film award

    Actor Bill Pullman.
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    Actor Bill Pullman.

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — He can take on the aliens in the ‘‘Independence Day’’ movies but when it comes to holding onto a film award Bill Pullman is a bit of a klutz.

    The actor was the recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award at the Woodstock Film Festival last Saturday night in Kingston in New York’s Hudson Valley.

    The Daily Freeman reports that after being handed the award Pullman placed it on a shelf attached to the lectern placed on a stage for the awards ceremony. As Pullman began to speak he jostled the lectern, causing the award to topple to the floor and break in two.


    After someone handed Pullman the broken award, he held a piece in each hand and said, ‘‘I’ve got two awards tonight!’’

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    The local artisan who made the award later repaired it.