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Smithsonian honours Clint Eastwood

Published 01/02/2012 | 14:38

Clint Eastwood's work in films will be recognised by the Smithsonian Institute
Clint Eastwood's work in films will be recognised by the Smithsonian Institute

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.

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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.

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