MacLaine Honored At French Film Festival

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September 5, 2011 | 7:40am EST

Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine was honored for her longstanding career at the Deauville American Film Festival in France on Sunday.
The star, who made her debut movie appearance in 1955’s The Trouble with Harry, boasts an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA – and now she’s got another accolade to add to her collection.

MacLaine stepped onstage to accept her coveted award at the annual French event, which is devoted to American cinema, but the actress admits she’s unimpressed with the current crop of movies hitting theatres.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I don’t understand it. It’s not the real Hollywood to me. There are many actors and directors who are brilliant like (David) Fincher or (Steven) Soderbergh for example. But we used to make pictures in 30 days and that’s considered a below-the-line wonder now.”