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Rob Reiner to Be Honored at Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award Gala

1:23 PM PST 02/18/2014 by Hilary Lewis
Courtesy of Film Society of Lincoln Center
Rob Reiner

The legendary director will be feted at the 41st annual event in April.

Rob Reiner will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala, it was announced Tuesday.

The legendary director's work will be celebrated on Monday, April 28.

Reiner's directing credits include When Harry Met Sally, This Is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, Misery, The American President and A Few Good Men, which received an Oscar nomination for best picture.

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He has also been nominated for three Directors Guild Awards and nine Golden Globes.

Reiner, the son of comedy legend Carl Reiner and actress Estelle Reiner, has also appeared in front of the camera in All in the Family, for which he won two Emmys, as well as movie roles in Sleepless in Seattle, Bullets Over Broadway, Bye Bye Love, Primary Colors, and, most recently, The Wolf of Wall Street, where he plays Leonardo DiCaprio's character's father.

The Chaplin Award Gala will be attended by a number of notable guests and will honor Reiner's career. Movie and interview clips will precede the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

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The Film Society's Annual Gala began in 1972, honoring Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the award. Since then the award, renamed for Chaplin, has honored such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve and, last year, Barbra Streisand.

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