Kathy Bates attended AFI's Night at the Movies on Wednesday, when she presented her 1990 film Misery. Based on the Stephen King book, the thriller saw Bates as a cheerful psychopath nursing her favorite author back to health.
Industry icon Cher also attended the ArcLight in Hollywood, where her 1987 film Moonstruck was screened.
Lincoln star Sally Field presented one of her most iconic films: 1979's Norma Rae.
Peter Fonda and Margaret DeVogelaere
Peter Fonda and wife Margaret DeVogelaere posed with Bullseye, the Target dog, at AFI's Night at the Movies. Fonda presented his 1969 film Easy Rider, which showcases '60s culture and ideals.
Most recently seen in 42, Harrison Ford stepped out for the celebration, which was sponsored by Target. The actor played with Target dog Bullseye on the red carpet before presenting his film Blade Runner.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson came out to showcase his 1994 film Pulp Fiction, which was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Shirley MacLaine got a hug from Sally Field at AFI's Night at the Movies where she presented 1983's Terms of Endearment. A reporter surprised MacLaine with a cupcake on the red carpet to celebrate her birthday, which fell on the same day. Field and MacLaine starred together in Steel Magnolias, which they presented together at the event.
Demi Moore wasn't presenting a film, but she stepped out in support of her fellow actors Wednesday night. Said AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale: “It’s amazing the response we get from talent at this level who want to share a live moment with an audience. It’s exciting for them to realize that something that they made and they created continues to echo across time.”
The voice behind the Shrek franchise, Mike Myers, presented the first film of the series at the celebration. Shrek was the only animated film featured.
Kurt Russell, Cher and Samuel L. Jackson
The three stars buddied up for a picture on the red carpet for AFI's Night at the Movies. Kurt Russell said a few words about his 1982 thriller The Thing.
On the red carpet, Peter Fonda was overheard calling Kurt Russell "Snake Plissken," a reference to Russell’s iconic role in Escape From New York.
Kevin Spacey, the recent star of Netflix's House of Cards, stepped out Wednesday night in support of his film The Usual Suspects. AFI founding vice chairman Sidney Poitier also was in attendance and introduced his Academy Award-winning film In the Heat of the Night.
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