Glenn Close to Be Honored by the Museum of the Moving Image

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Glenn Close

The six-time Oscar nominee has been chosen to receive the organization's 32nd annual Salute, which will take place Dec. 3 in New York.

Glenn Close will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image at its 32nd annual Salute on Dec. 3 at the 583 Park Ave event space in New York, Ivan L. Lustig, co-chairman of the museum’s board of trustees, and Carl Goodman, the museum’s executive director, announced Tuesday.

A six-time Oscar nominee, Glenn Close next stars in The Wife, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, which Sony Pictures Classics is releasing Aug. 17. The film, directed by Bjorn Runge, also stars Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater. Close will make her Public Theater debut this fall in the New York premiere of Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid, in which she will play the mother of Joan of Arc.  

“Glenn Close is one of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, with nominations for six Academy Awards, 12 Golden Globes, 12 Emmys, and four Tonys. Whatever the role, from her star-making performances in The Big Chill and Fatal Attraction to her unforgettable portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages, she commands our attention through the brilliance and emotional power of her work,” Lustig said in announcing the honor.

Goodman added, “Glenn Close has a special place in the cultural life of New York, balancing her work in movies and television with her devotion to live theater. It is fitting that she is being honored by Museum of the Moving Image, one of the city’s most vibrant cultural institutions, and that the Salute will play a vital role in supporting the museum’s education programs.”

Close joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the museum’s Salute including: Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Julianne Moore, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Jimmy Stewart.

The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, and an award presentation with clips from Close’s career introduced by her friends and colleagues.