Shirley MacLaine, whose legendary film “Terms of Endearment” was honored with the Star of Texas Award at the Texas Film Awards at Austin Studios Thursday night, had someone special on her arm on the red carpet before the ceremony: Austin’s own Richard Linklater.
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“That would be wonderful,” Linklater said. “Shirley’s not going anywhere.”
Linklater presented MacLaine with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the awards Thursday, honoring the actress’ illustrious career more than 50 films.
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The Austin director, who worked with MacLaine on “Bernie,” called the actress an honorary Texan. He even paid tribute to her with his outfit: his loud bowling shirt had a picture of MacLaine on it.
Richard Linklater's explaining his shirt. It's got Shirley MacLaine on it! pic.twitter.com/gkyQYqiVR6
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MacLaine, accepting the award, said she was glad to be there — “I’m glad to be anywhere,” she joked. In her acceptance speech, she gushed about her love for Austin and how great it felt to be in a creative community.
“I think you should build a wall around this city,” she said. “I’m overwhelmed every time I come back here.”]]