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Fantastic Mr. Fox

George Clooney evokes Edward R. Murrow while receiving AFI's Life Achievement Award

George Clooney evokes Edward R. Murrow while receiving AFI's Life Achievement Award

The Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars, was completely transformed into a gala dinner space Thursday night for the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award ceremony held in honor of George Clooney.

Oversized film stills commemorating the star's work in films including "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "Syriana," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Ides of March" and "Good Night, and Good Luck" adorned the walls behind the stage, opposite the dais where Clooney, wife Amal and parents Nick and Nina sat with a coterie of friends and stars.

Clooney was honored by fellow actors and peers including Laura Dern, Jennifer Aniston,...

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