'Changeling' helmer to receive director award

Clint Eastwood will be feted with the Hollywood Film Festival’s director of the year award at the fest’s awards gala Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Eastwood’s Angelina Jolie-starrer, “Changeling,” is due out Oct. 24, and “Gran Torino,” in which Eastwood plays a veteran forced to confront his prejudices, is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. in Dec.

The week-long fest begins Oct. 22. at the ArcLight Theatres in Hollywood.

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