Angelina Jolie Punks Clint Eastwood in Beverly Hills

There were “audible gasps” from the A-listers at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala held in Beverly Hills on Monday night.

The gasps sounded when Angelina Jolie was announced to present her Changeling director Clint Eastwood with a lifetime achievement award.

People reports that Jolie’s appearance was a total surprise.

Angelina, clad in a simple black gown with little to no makeup, described Clint as “what every great director should be.”

“There are some people in this business that are icons, and we often wonder if, when we meet them, they’ll live up to what we imagine them to be,” she said. “And Clint Eastwood in person is even better.”

Clint felt the same.

“Working with someone like Angelina Jolie is a great privilege, because you get to look on that gorgeous beauty every day. And she’s a great talent,” he said.

It’s enough to bring tears.