It was a black tie affair at the Museum of Moving Image salute to Clint Eastwood at which his latest film, Invictus, was screened. Centered around the South African rugby team’s successful bid for the World Cup in 1995, the film stars Matt Damon as Springbok rugger Francois Pienaar and Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.
However, the star of the evening was, of course, director Clint Eastwood, who received accolades from actors who have starred in his films throughout the years. Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Hilary Swank each took to the stage to help present Clint with his award.
Fittingly, star of Million Dollar Baby Hilary Swank said it best when she simply told the audience, “So since Clint has made an art of playing characters of few words, I’ll follow his lead. I love and I adore you. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be here to honor you and I truly can’t think of anyone more deserving of this worthwhile tribute.”
Gallery Info: Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Luciana Damon, Hilary Swank, Matthew Settle, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Ralph Lauren and Morgan Freeman at a screening of Invictus at a salute to Clint Easwood at the Museum Of The Moving Image.