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The Chicago International Festival celebrates 50 years by honoring Kevin Kline

Academy Award®-winning actor Kevin Kline will receive a Career Achievement Award presented by the Chicago International Film Festival this summer.

“Kevin Kline’s ability to transfix movie-goers was evident from his earliest appearances in such celebrated films as Sophie’s Choice and The Big Chill,” states Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza. “As he matured as an actor, the breadth of his talent has been proven over and over again.

“From his outrageously comedic turns in the award-winning A Fish Called Wanda, Dave and In & Out to the heart-wrenching drama of The Ice Storm and Life as a House, Kevin Kline is one of the most versatile performers of his generation and truly deserving of the Chicago International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award.”

Kline follows past festival recipients including Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Gregory Peck, Sigourney Weaver, Liv Ullman, Shirley MacLaine, Faye Dunaway, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, and Jack Lemmon, among others.

In addition to honoring the award-winning film and stage actor, this year's event marks the Chicago International Film Festival’se 50th anniversary. The celebration will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and tribute to Kline featuring film clips from his expansive career.

Tickets ($400) and tables($4,000) to the gala on Saturday, June 28, at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel on 120 E. Delaware can be reserved by calling 312-683-0121 ext. 131. For details, visit

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