Jim Spellman/WireImage Now in its 44th year, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award is a fund-raiser that honors a creative professional in the world of cinema. Beginning with Charlie Chaplin in 1971, past honorees have included Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, and, last year, Morgan Freeman. Monday’s night’s sold-out, 2,400-capacity soiree and tribute to Robert De Niro was not just a tribute to a man, but also to entertainment as an art form. And perhaps an endangered one. The 73-year-old Oscar-winner and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder sat in a box on stage right during the 90-minute ceremony, watching dozens of film clips and applauding presenters such as Sean Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, Streep, and Scorsese. And his acceptance speech at the night’s end (see the full transcript below) was the most urgent, impassioned cannon blast of the normally press-shy De Niro’s public career. Like Streep, De Niro has become a fiery voice of opposition in the last year to the policies of Donald Trump. Before he took the stage, Goldberg expressed her own poignant brand of levity when she recalled years before reading about De Niro in the tabloid media…. Read full this story
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