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The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday announced that Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vin Diesel and director Taylor Hackford have been tapped to serve as presenters at the 45th Chaplin Award Gala honoring Helen Mirren, which will be presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 30 at Alice Tully Hall in New York.
Baryshnikov and Hackford worked with Mirren on the 1985 Cold War drama White Nights, where Hackford and Mirren, who would later marry in 1997, first met. Diesel and Mirren appeared together in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious.
The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s largest annual fundraiser and aids its mission to support the art and craft of cinema and enrich film culture via year-round programming; education initiatives; Film Comment magazine; artist, critic and industry academies; and much more.
The Film Society’s annual gala began in 1972 when it honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has been presented to 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, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and, last year, Robert De Niro.
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