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Catherine Deneuve to Receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2012 at 4:04PM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present French star Catherine Deneuve with the Society's Chaplin Award at a gala event to be held in New York City on April 2.
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present French star Catherine Deneuve with the Society's Chaplin Award at a gala event to be held in New York City on April 2.

Deneuve, the child of two French actors, has spent over 50 years in the film business, beginning with the 1960 film "The Door Slams" and garnering acclaim for her turn in the French musical film "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Over her career, Deneuve worked with such iconic directors as Roman Polanski, Terence Young, Tony Scott and François Truffaut, under whose direction she won a César Award for "The Last Metro."  She won another César and was nominated for an Academy Award for "Indochine" and in 2008, she filmed her 100th film, "Un conte de Noël."

The Film Society of Lincoln Center held its first annual gala in 1972 when it honored Charles Chaplin.  The award was later renamed in honor of the famous silent film actor, and has been bestowed upon such notables as Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor and Meryl Streep.  Deneuve is the 39th recipient of the award.

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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.