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George Clooney receives award in star-studded roast

October 15, 2006


— For George Clooney, the awards just keep on comin'.

In a year where he's already received an Oscar and a Golden Globe, the actor-director-producer has just collected another trophy: the 2006 American Cinematheque Award.

"Basically, what it is, really, is a bunch of your friends who are gonna roast the hell out of you," Clooney told AP Television before the Friday night event.

"But when it's done, you're raising money to help American Cinematheque, which actually does some great things."

The American Cinematheque runs a number of film-fan and filmmaker-development programs, many held at Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theatre.

The $500-plus-per-plate Clooney dinner-event at the Beverly Hilton was sold out. Among the attendees: Director Oliver Stone, entertainer Lindsay Lohan, actor-producer Salma Hayek, and actors Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush and Christian Slater.

"He's a great artist, great director and a phenomenal humanitarian," noted Slater, soon to be seen in the docudrama "Bobby."


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