LOST IN TRANSLATION star Bill Murray has received a lifetime achievement award at Florida's JACKSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL.

Murray, 53, picked up his award on Saturday night (15MAY04), and immediately kissed his statuette - a glass-and-wood turtle.

He told the audience at the FLORIDA THEATRE, "It smells like the ocean. It's the only award I have that does.

"It's just an accident I'm receiving this. I happen to know Patrick Swayze left unexpectedly, and I happened to be here."

17/05/2004 13:49