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Jimmy Kimmel to Host American Cinematheque Benefit Gala Honoring Matthew McConaughey

Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Garner added as presenters

Matthew McConaughey will be honored as the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at the organization’s October benefit gala.

Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the event that will include in-person tributes from Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Cole Hauser and Lili Fini Zanuck.

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Proceeds will go to the programs of the American Cinematheque at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres.

Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be,” American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita said in a statement. “An adventurous, joyous and ever-growing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for.”

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Previous recipients of the award include Jerry Bruckheimer in 2013, Ben Stiller in 2012 and Robert Downey, Jr. in 2011.

Earlier this year, 44-year-old McConaughey won the Academy Award for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” his first time being nominated.

The 28th American Cinematheque Gala will take place at The Beverly Hilton on Oct. 21