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Julia to receive Cinematheque award

Julia Roberts joins the likes of George Clooney and Al Pacino to be honoured with the American Cinematheque award.

art and culture Updated: Jul 26, 2007 14:19 IST

Award-winning Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has been selected for the prestigious American Cinematheque award which will be presented to her on October 12.

The cinema arts organisation, which currently screens restored classic films, said Roberts was the unanimous choice of the selection committee, contactmusic.com reported.

Winners of the pastGeorge Clooney 2006Al Pacino 2005Steve Martin 2004Nicole Kidman 2003Denzel Washington 2002Nicolas Cage 2001Bruce Willis 2000

Incidentally, the

Pretty Woman

and

Erin Brockovich

star had presented the organisation's award to George Clooney last year.

American Cinematheque's group chairperson Rick Nicita said in a statement: "Julia Roberts is a true movie star who has delighted audiences and critics in so many pictures."