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“I’m not done,” distinguished decade of achievement recipient Laurence Fishburne told the crowd gathered at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday for ShoWest’s closing night banquet. “I will now endeavor to do work that is meaningful and fun.”

Comedy star of the year Vince Vaughn quipped to exhibitors: “I used to sneak into the movies. Now that I’m on the other side of it, I would like to apologize for that.”

Director of the year M. Night Shyamalan spoke of what moviemaking meant to him. “It’s the addiction of my life,” he said. “A lot of prayers and dreams are in my head. I feel a great weight to tell those stories.”

Other honorees at the exhib confab included Dakota Fanning, Hugh Jackman, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Hudson and Brandon Routh.