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Bruce Willis, Armie Hammer, Helen Mirren and More to Toast Jerry Bruckheimer at American Cinematheque Gala

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 9, 2013 at 4:43PM

The American Cinematheque has revealed the presenters for its Jerry Bruckheimer tribute, taking place December 12 at the Beverly Hills Hilton. As the 27th recipient of the Cinematheque Award, which functions as a mid-career honor, Bruckheimer will be toasted and lightly roasted by friends and colleagues at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. It's no surprise that the mighty Bruckheimer, who is moving his producing deal from Disney to Paramount, has lined up an all-star list of presenters, below.
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Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer

The American Cinematheque has revealed the presenters for its Jerry Bruckheimer tribute, taking place December 12 at the Beverly Hills Hilton. As the 27th recipient of the Cinematheque Award, which functions as a mid-career honor, Bruckheimer will be toasted and lightly roasted by friends and colleagues at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. It's no surprise that the mighty Bruckheimer, who is moving his producing deal from Disney to Paramount, has lined up an all-star list of presenters, below.

The award presentation in the International Ballroom will include in-person tributes from:

Cuba Gooding Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Armie Hammer, Marg Helgenberger, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Helen Mirren, Luc Robitaille, Jon Turteltaub, Jon Voight and Diane Warren.

Bruce Willis will present Jerry Bruckheimer with the award.

Pre-taped tributes will include:

Johnny Depp, Eric Bana, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Martin Lawrence and Judge Reinhold.

Additional presenters will be announced as they are confirmed. Also attending in the audience are Nastassja Kinski (“Cat People”) and Terri Nunn of the band Berlin, who sang "Take My Breath Away" for “Top Gun.

Coinciding with the gala is the Cinematheque’s retrospective of the work of Bruckheimer, running December 13 - 16 at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres. Included in the lineup are “The Rock” and “Bad Boys” (with Bruckheimer in person), as well as “Top Gun” and “Days of Thunder” both in 70mm, “Enemy of the State,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Thief” and “American Gigolo.” Dates and times are on the Cinematheque’s website.

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bruce Willis, Armie Hammer, Helen Mirren


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.