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Reese Witherspoon to Receive American Cinematheque Award

Actress and producer will accept the honor at a gala on Oct. 30

Reese Witherspoon will receive the 29th annual American Cinematheque Award at a gala this fall, the American Cinematheque announced on Thursday.

The award will be presented at an event taking place on Friday, October 30 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. Other participants, which will include many of Witherspoon’s co-stars and friends, will be announced at a later date.

Witherspoon was nominated for an Academy Award for “Wild” this year, and won that award for “Walk the Line” in 2006. Her other films include “Election,” “Legally Blonde,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Mud” and “Inherent Vice.”

She and her production partner, Bruna Papandrea, also produced “Wild” and “Gone Girl,” and is at work on a number of other films including Disney’s “Tink” and Fox Searchlight’s “Pale Blue Dot.”

“Reese Witherspoon’s career is a perfect example of an actress flourishing in today’s world,” said American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita in a statement. ” … She has refused to be limited to only certain types of roles and has continued to impress with her varied choices … She is an active and successful movie producer who is moving her career forward both behind and in front of the camera.”

Last year’s American Cinematheque honoree was Matthew McConaughey, with previous recipients including Ben Stiller, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas and Nicole Kidman.