NEW YORK (October 4, 2013)--Director Steven Spielberg marked the 20th year of his humanitarian foundation by honoring the humanitarian work of Hollywood friend and colleague George Clooney.
At a glittery gala Thursday at New York's Museum of Natural History, Spielberg presented Clooney with the Ambassador for Humanity award from his USC Shoah Foundation.
Also on hand to praise Clooney's work, much of it in the Darfur region of Sudan, was his current co-star Sandra Bullock, and Jon Stewart.
Clooney in turn praised Spielberg for his foundation's work in collecting and preserving video testimonies of Holocaust victims for future generations.
The gala marked the 20th anniversary of Spielberg's Holocaust movie "Schindler's List," a film that won the director an Oscar and, Spielberg says, was the catalyst for the idea to start a foundation.