Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet

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Clint Eastwood with wife Dina (left), Reese Witherspoon and her husband, CAA agent Jim Toth, at LACMA.

Clint Eastwood was feted and generally revered at two mega-wattage events, the AFI Film Festival premiere of his new J. Edgar and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's inaugural Art + Film Gala. Following the AFI screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Eastwood's cast -- including Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts -- plus Warner Bros. Pictures president Jeff Robinov and producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard congratulated the 81-year-old legend at an afterparty at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Two nights later, Eastwood was honored for his contributions to cinema by LACMA, which raised $3 million to help fund film-related programs. Said Leonardo DiCaprio, the gala's co-chair, in introducing his J. Edgar director: "In Magnum Force, Dirty Harry said, 'A man has got to know his limitations.' … It's obvious that Dirty Harry never ran into Mr. Clint Eastwood." Case in point: Eastwood hung out with DiCaprio until midnight at the LACMA party, clearly enjoying the moment. -- Merle Ginsberg and Ramona Saviss

MPTF's "Reel Stories, Real Lives"/THR's Next Gen

Multiple Hollywood generations mingled at Milk Studios to honor THR's Next Gen Class of 2011 and the industry's long-standing Motion Picture & Television Fund. Robert Downey Jr. emceed the THR- and A&E-sponsored event, at which presenters Jodie Foster, Jennifer Garner, Josh Brolin and father and son Robert and Chris Pine shared stories about industry veterans who have benefited from the fund and its retirement and health care facilities. MPTF Foundation committee chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Ken Scherer talked business and charity with the young agents, execs and digital wunderkinds whom THR highlighted as the best of the next generation of Hollywood players. Nonagenarian MPTF beneficiaries attended alongside Pariah breakout Adepero Oduye, Descendants star Shailene Woodley and Like Crazy director Drake Doremus, all Next Gen talent honorees. Having some fun with an acronym, Parks and Recreation actor and presenter Nick Offerman got one of the night's biggest laughs at wife Megan Mullally's expense. "I've already MPTF'ed Megan twice today," he said, "and I hope to do it one more time before we leave." -- Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit