Smithsonian honours Clint Eastwood
Published 01/02/2012 | 14:38
The Smithsonian Institution is honouring Clint Eastwood for his six decades of work in American film, and the actor and director is helping to open a new theatreto showcase film at the National Museum of American History.
Clint will visit the museum to help dedicate the Warner Bros Theatre as a new space to present the history of Hollywood.
Warner Bros Entertainment had donated five million US dollars to renovate the old Carmichael Auditorium into a modern cinema with 3D projection capability.
On Friday, the museum will open a three-day film festival to highlight the work of Humphrey Bogart with free screenings of Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and other films.
The 81-year-old Eastwood will be awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished contributions.