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Lincoln Center To Honor Michael Douglas With Chaplin Award

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire March 1, 2010 at 10:18AM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Michael Douglas will be celebrated at the Film Society's 37th Annual Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at Alice Tully Hall. The event will be attended by "a host of notable guests and celebrities from many of Douglas' collaborations and will feature TV & Film clips commemorating his prolific career as both an actor and as a producer, culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award."
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Michael Douglas will be celebrated at the Film Society's 37th Annual Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at Alice Tully Hall. The event will be attended by "a host of notable guests and celebrities from many of Douglas' collaborations and will feature TV & Film clips commemorating his prolific career as both an actor and as a producer, culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award."

"The Board is very excited to have Michael Douglas as this year's recipient of The Chaplin Award," said Ann Tenenbaum, The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Board Chairman, in a statement. "Throughout his career, Michael has entertained audiences both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, and it will be an honor to showcase his diverse body of work."

The Film Society's Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charles Chaplin. 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, Tom Hanks.

"It will be an honor to add Michael Douglas to our list of past honorees, I am really looking forward to creating another fabulous evening as we celebrate Michael's career achievements among friends and fans," said Liz Swig, Gala co-chair and Film Society Board Member, in a statement.

Over that past three and a half decades Douglas has also starred in dozens and dozens of notable films, including "Romancing the Stone", "Fatal Attraction", "Wall Street", "The War of the Roses", "Disclosure", "The American President", "The Game", "Wonder Boys", "King of California", and in April, he will return to his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gecko in "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps."