Next month, an array of famous faces will support the Film Society of Lincoln Center by saluting legendary actor and director Sidney Poitier.
Poitier will receive the Film Society’s 38th Chaplin Award on Monday, May 2nd at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Ben Kingsley, Bill Cosby, Chris Tucker, Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Lulu, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Norman Jewison, Quincy Jones, Quentin Tarantino, and Ruby Dee will be at Lincoln Center for the celebration. The night will include film clips, tributes and the presentation of the Chaplin Award to Sidney Poitier.
Previous recipients of the prize include a who’s who of film, starting with Chaplin himself in 1972, to many of the most important cinematic figures of the past century Fred Astaire (1973), Alfred Hitchcock (1974), Joanne Woodward (1975), George Cukor (1978), Bob Hope (1979), John Huston (1980), Barbara Stanwyck (1981), Billy Wilder (1982), Laurence Olivier (1983), Claudette Colbert (1984), Federico Fellini (1985), Elizabeth Taylor (1986), Alec Guiness (1987), Yves Montand (1988), Bette Davis (1989), James Stewart & Paul Newman (1990), Audrey Hepburn (1991), Gregory Peck (1992), Jack Lemmon (1993), Robert Altman (1994), Shirley MacLaine (1995), Clint Eastwood (1996), Sean Connery (1997), Martin Scorsese (1998), Mike Nichols (1999), Al Pacino (2000), Jane Fonda (2001), Francis Ford Coppola (2002), Susan Sarandon (2003), Dustin Hoffman (2005), Jessica Lange (2006), Diane Keaton (2007), Meryl Streep (2008), Tom Hanks (2009), and Michael Douglas (2010).