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'Thelma & Louise' celebrates 20th anniversary

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis appear in a scene from the 1991 film 'Thelma & Louise.' (MGM)

August 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The film, "Thelma & Louise," celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday.

The film was a box office smash when it opened in 1991.

Both of its stars, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, were nominated for Oscars. Callie Khouri won an Oscar for her screenplay.

A new print of the film was screened on Thursday at the Motion Picture Academy in Beverly Hills, along with a discussion from some of the key players.

"I've always loved when other movies have their 20th anniversary," Davis told Eyewitness News. "I remember when 'Grease' had the 20th anniversary and I was like, 'Oh, that's so cool.' And now it's me. It must mean I've been around for a while."

Davis said it took her a year to get her now classic role. Sarandon did not attend the event.

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