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De Niro, who already has Oscars for his performances in "The Godfather Part II" and "Raging Bull," joins an already icon-heavy AFI Fest lineup this year. The opening-night gala will be the world premiere of Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply"; Isabelle Huppert will be honored with a tribute followed by a centerpiece gala screening of Paul Verhoeven's "Elle"; and Annette Bening will be honored with a tribute followed by a centerpiece gala screening of Mike Mills' "20th Century Women."
AFI Fest takes place Nov. 10–17 in Hollywood. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled later in October.