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Anjelica Huston was relaxed and animated as she talked about two key people in her film career: her father, the late director John Huston, and her former lover, actor Jack Nicholson.

The actress was here Friday to receive the San Sebastian Film Festival's Donostia award for her contribution to film. She shares the prize with Vanessa Redgrave and Spanish actor and director Fernando Fernan Gomez-Gomez.

Huston said she learned the most (about acting) from her father.

"For the first 12 years of my life I lived in Ireland, and I was raised exclusively on his films. Obviously he was my first teacher," she said.

She won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in "Prizzi's Honor," which also starred Nicholson. Huston and Nicholson had broken up by the time they starred in 1995's "The Crossing Guard."

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