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Faye Dunaway, Molly Ringwald: Warren Beatty AFI Tribute

Warren Beatty

Actor-director-producer-etc. Warren Beatty, 71, has just become the 36th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. The ceremony took place on June 11, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Among those present were Jane Fonda; Beatty's Bonnie and Clyde co-players Faye Dunaway and Michael J. Pollard; Beatty's Heaven Can Wait co-player Dyan Cannon; Beatty's Reds co-stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson; Beatty's Ishtar co-star Dustin Hoffman and director Elaine May; Beatty's Bugsy co-star (and wife) Annette Bening and director Barry Levinson; former U.S. president Bill Clinton; former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart; and sister Shirley MacLaine.

In addition to tributes from those present, the ceremony also featured taped tributes from Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, and Goldie Hawn.

An edited version of the Beatty AFI tribute will air on the USA Network at 9pm PDT on June 25, 2008.

Photos: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for AFI (Ringwald, Pollard, Bening & Beatty, Fonda arrival, Dunaway), Kevin Winter / Getty Images for AFI (Hart & Huffington, Chase, Mendes, Downey Jr, Hefner, Garfunkel, Fonda podium, Cannon, Levinson, Beatty podium, Keaton, Pacino & Beatty, Nicholson, Brown, Waters), Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for AFI (Tarantino, Hoffman, May, Cheadle, Clinton, Carradine)

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Annette Bening, Warren Beatty

Annette Bening, Warren Beatty

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Michael J. Pollard

Michael J. Pollard

Holly Madison; Hugh Hefner; Bridget Marquardt; Kendra Wilkinson

Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey


         
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9 Comments to Faye Dunaway, Molly Ringwald: Warren Beatty AFI Tribute

  1. General Electric's BIG DOG

    I admit that i found the tribute boring as well and that I'm not sure he's done enough to deserve it. Guess we all have differences of opinion.

  2. pauline lomas

    help)
    sorry….i´m not used to leaving comments and now see punctuation mistakes but don´t know how to erase…ie….give warren a break!

  3. pauline lomas

    me again…..what I mean to say is…give warren a break?

  4. Pauline Lomas

    I worked on Bugsy…..when the two met.
    I was Annette´s stand in and also have a few lines to say as a reporter….Only female with a bunch of guys “is it true you might be getting a divorce Bugsy ?…
    Steady with the bashing folks!

  5. Len Strep

    Does Warren Beatty really deserve a tribute?
    Well, okay, Reds and Bonnie and Clyde.
    But still……
    He's the guy in Promise Her Anything, Lilith, The Only Game in Town, the dreadful Shampoo, The Parallax View, Ishtar, and that last one that was such a monumental flop that he hasn't had the guts to make another movie since.
    Why not give a tribute to someone like Lauren Bacall or Joan Fontaine? Or even his sister, Shirley MacLaine?

  6. Luft

    Molly Ringwald looks GOOD and the same can be said for Hugh Hefner's companions.

  7. Darlene Bonnar

    Was so sorry to have missed the recent AFI to Warren Beatty. I never miss them and was upset I had. Is there a way to purchase it on video?

    Thanks,
    Darlene Bonnar
    Oregon

  8. Horace Denis

    In addition to being boring, those sorts of tributes are also the acme of phonyness. People who couldn't give a shit about Warren Beatty and past/future honorees, whether at the AFI or elsewhere, show up to get their picture taken, and hopefully find their names listed as guests at an “in-event.”

    There are “heartfelt,” teary-eyed speeches about the greatness of the honoree, and little stupid jokes that are as funny as capital punishment.

    But then again, after stuffing their faces and having a few drinks mixed with a few pills and/or powder, people will always find ways to enjoy themselves. Even if those hypocrites must laugh at the idiotic jokes and applaud the dishonest, mind-numbing speeches.

    How very human…

  9. C. S. Minds

    Too bad Leslie Caron's former husband Peter Hall wasn't around to pay Warren Beatty his own sort of tribute.