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Saturday, May 01, 2010

 

CHAPLIN AWARD TO MIKE DOUGLAS


THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
37th ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD GALA
on Monday, May 24

HONORING
MIKE DOUGLAS



Catherine Zeta-Jones & Kirk Douglas along with
Barbara Walters, Tobey Maguire, Steven Soderbergh,
and a special performance by Jimmy Buffett

are among the Luminaries to Pay Tribute
to the Illustrious Career of Oscar-winning Actor Michael Douglas



THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
37th ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD GALA

on Monday, May 24:

This Gala Celebration will include many of Douglas's most celebrated collaborators and friends, such as Danny Devito, Erika Christiansen, Milos Forman, Curtis Hanson, Tobey Maguire, Steven Soderbergh, Barbara Walters, as well as Douglas's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas, with a special performance by Michael's longtime-friend singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, plus film clips commemorating Douglas's lauded career. The evening will culminate in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

The event will start with VIP cocktails with the honoree in the Hauser Patron Lounge at Alice Tully Hall followed by a seated dinner in the glass atrium. The presentation of the award will be in the Starr Theater with tributes by those mentioned above... with more guests to soon be announced. The festivities will close with dessert & dancing at the after-party which is being co-hosted by Justin Bartha, Adrien Brody, Piper Perabo, and the New Wave Committee, also taking place in the glass atrium.

This year's Gala Co-Chairs are Liz Macklowe, Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee with Vice Chairs, Daniel H & Nanna Stern; The Tribute Chairs are Irene & Bernard Schwartz.

The Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charles Chaplin - who returned to the US from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry's most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep and last year's recipient, Tom Hanks.

An actor with over thirty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Douglas produced his first feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, Michael has proven to have an intuition for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns such as, "The China Syndrome" and "Traffic".

Over that past three and a half decades Douglas has also starred in many box-office blockbusters and pop culture favorites, including; "Romancing the Stone", "Fatal Attraction", "Wall Street", "The War of the Roses", "Disclosure", "The American President", "The Game", "Wonder Boys", "Don't Say A Word", "The In-Laws", "The Sentinel", "You, Me & Dupree", "King of California", and "Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past."

Michael has also been a behind the scenes force for well known hits with stellar casts, like "Flatliners", John Woo's "Face Off", "John Grisham's The Rainmaker" and "One Night at McCool's".

This year Douglas is returning to his National Board of Review, Golden Globe, & Academy Award winning role of Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street 2; Money Never Sleeps", again directed by Oliver Stone with co-stars Shia Labeouf, Cary Mulligan and Josh Brolin as well as "Solitary Man" co-directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, co-staring Susan Sarandon, Danny Devito, Mary Louise-Parker, Jenna Fischer and Jesse Eisenberg.

In 1998 Douglas was appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is a strong advocate of nuclear disarmament and the control of small arms, and he sits on the Board of Ploughshares Fund. In 2009 Michael joined the project "Soldiers of Peace," a movie against all wars and for global peace as well as "Nuclear Tipping Point," about the journey that brought four prominent architects, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry and George Schultz, of America's nuclear deterrence policies, to a startling conclusion: it's time to eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.

Douglas has also hosted 10 years of the "Michael Douglas and Friends" Celebrity Golf event that raised over $5 million dollars for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

Limited tickets for the gala evening are still available at the following levels:
Premium seating single tickets to the Gala Tribute and Champagne Reception for $325 and
General Admission seating tickets including the Champagne Reception for $175.
After-party only tickets are also available for $50.

For more information regarding purchasing tickets, please
call 212.875.5685 or
email galarsvp@filmlinc.com.


THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
http://www.filmlinc.com/

Past Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute Honorees
2009 Tom Hanks
2008 Meryl Streep
2007 Diane Keaton
2006 Jessica Lange
2005 Dustin Hoffman
2004 Michael Caine
2003 SusanSarandon
2002 Francis Ford Coppola
2001 Jane Fonda
2000 Al Pacino
1999 Mike Nichols
1998 Martin Scorsese
1997 Sean Connery
1996 Clint Eastwood
1995 Shirley MacLaine
1994 Robert Altman
1993 Jack Lemmon
1992 Gregory Peck
1991 Audrey Hepburn
1990 James Stewart
1989 Bette Davis
1988 Yves Montand
1987 Alec Guinness
1986 Elizabeth Taylor
1985 Federico Fellini
1984 Claudette Colbert
1983 Laurence Olivier
1982 Billy Wilder
1981 Barbara Stanwyck
1980 John Huston
1979 Bob Hope
1978 George Cukor
1975 Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman
1974 Alfred Hitchcock
1973 Fred Astaire
1972 Charles Chaplin

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