Museum of Moving Image to fete Cruise

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NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise will be feted with a tribute at the Museum of the Moving Image's 23rd annual black-tie salute in New York.

The event, set for Nov. 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, honors the 27-year film career of the actor/producer-turned-United Artists studio head.

"Tom Cruise is one of the premier American actors of his generation," MOMI director Rochelle Slovin said. "Working with the great directors of our time -- (including) Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and now Robert Redford -- Cruise has given us indelible characters and performances."

Cruise will next appear opposite Meryl Streep and director-star Redford in UA's political drama "Lions for Lambs."

Several of Cruise's friends and co-workers will appear onstage to pay tribute to the star, accompanied by scenes from his films.

Past recipients of the honor include Sidney Lumet, Robert De Niro, Richard Gere, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts and James Stewart.
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