Eastwood to be honoured for cinematic contribution

Los Angeles: Director Clint Eastwood will be honoured by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for his contribution to the film industry.

The museum has announced that at its its inaugural Art + Film Galaon Nov 5, it will honour Eastwood and conceptual artist John Baldessari. The event will also raise funds to support LACMA`s initiative to make film more central to the museum`s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA`s broader mission.

Co-chairing the LACMA benefit will be Leonardo DiCaprio and fashion designer Eva Chow.

"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," Chow told Hollywoodreporter.com.

DiCaprio, who will be seen in Eastwood`s upcoming film "J. Edgar", is excited to help celebrate his friend at the benefit.

"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," DiCaprio said in a statement.


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