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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Not an Oscar but Clint Eastwood to receive Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal

The legendary Clint Eastwood, who has a fistful of Oscars and a Kennedy Center Honor, will be given the Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal in Washington on Feb. 1.
Clint Eastwood (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The actor and director will be honored at the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History. The event is invitation-only, not making a lot of fans day.

Eastwood and Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. will do the ribbon cutting. Warner Bros. paid for the renovation of the former auditorium with a $5 million gift.

The theater will be a showcase for American film with mostly free programs, beginning Feb. 4 with a Humphrey Bogart tribute. It will feature an Eastwood series from June 22-24.

Here’s 170 quotes from Eastwood, some part of the lexicon and others smutty.

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