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iW NEWS | Film Society’s 2009 Gala To Honor Hanks

iW NEWS | Film Society's 2009 Gala To Honor Hanks

Tom Hanks will be celebrated as the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s 36th Gala Tribute honoree during an at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall on Monday, April 27, 2009. “There are so few actors who have been able to make the struggle and drama of being a good man compelling,” says Kent Jones, who will direct and produce the event with Jeanne R. Berney, in a statement. “In that regard, Tom Hanks now stands alone. He’s had an exemplary career in movies, taking on genuinely challenging roles and expanding his creative reach into producing and directing.” Hanks becomes just the third American-born male actor to be honored at the Film Society’s Gala Tribute this decade, following Al Pacino in 2000 and Dustin Hoffman in 2005. 2008’s recipient was Meryl Streep. [Peter Knegt]

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