Hollywood star Julia Roberts has been honoured with the 2007 American Cinematheque award at a starstudded Los Angeles bash.
The award recognises Roberts' long and successful acting career.
After accepting the trophy, the 39-year-old told an audience including Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman and Sally Field, "I really am just a girl from a little town in Georgia, who had this giant, absurd dream.
"I think I came along at a kinder time in the business... you could really cultivate your work a little more gently."
Hanks later paid tribute, saying, "Everybody loves Julia Roberts. Everybody, everybody, everybody."