The American Film Institute had its 40th anniversary on Wednesday, and some of Hollywood's finest were there to help celebrate. George Lucas, Billy Crystal and Jack Nicholson were among the 11 entertainers chosen to introduce a screening of one of their own films. The man of the night was Warren Beatty, who was honored with AFI's 36th lifetime achievement award. It looks like these old friends were more than happy to show their affections on the red carpet, especially that frisky Jack Nicholson.
Images include Angela Lansbury, Annette Bening, Billy Crystal, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Jack Nicholson, Kirk Douglas, Rob Reiner, Warren Beatty, Meloday Hobson, Julie Andrews, Sylvester Stallone.