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Eastwood to be honoured by LACMA

The Dirty Harry star and artist John Baldessari will be toasted at the organisation’s inaugural Art + Film Gala on 5 November (11).

The event, which will be hosted by museum co-chairmen Leonardo DiCaprio and fashion designer Eva Chow, will be held to pay tribute to the night’s honourees as well as to raise funds for the foundation.

Chow tells HollywoodReporter.com, “As we are in Hollywood, we would like to make LACMA a major film museum as well, in terms of exhibitions, acquisitions, screenings, restoration and more. We have a lot of things planned and this gala will kind of kick-start that.”

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And Titanic star DiCaprio, who appears in Eastwood’s upcoming film J. Edgar, is excited to help celebrate his pal at the benefit.

In a statement, he says, “I am proud to take part in this celebration of the contributions of Clint Eastwood. His illustrious motion picture career is unparalleled. And I’m so pleased that LACMA recognises film as the art form it is and is dedicated to creating a world-class film department.”

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