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Special Guests

TCM’s passion for classic movies has earned the respect of the world’s most admired directors, producers, writers and actors. Be sure to visit this site often for details about 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival special guests in the weeks ahead.

ANNOUNCED 2022 SPECIAL GUESTS

ALLISON ANDERS – Writer, Director
JEREMY ARNOLD – Author, Film Historian
KEVIN BACON – Actor
DIANE BAKER – Actor
CRAIG BARRON – Visual Effects Artist
WARREN BEATTY – Actor
CARI BEAUCHAMP – Author, Film Historian and Documentarian
JIM BEAVER – Actor
RICHARD BENJAMIN – Director, Actor
TONY BILL – Producer
MAYBELLE BLAIR – Former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player
MARGARET BODDE – Executive Director of The Film Foundation
DONALD BOGLE – Film Historian and Author
BEN BURTT – Sound Designer
MARIO CANTONE – Actor, Comedian
KEITH CARRADINE – Actor
MEGAN CAVANAGH – Actor
MARY CLARK – Longtime Friend to Doris Day
GROVER CRISP – Exec. VP of Asset Restoration and Preservation, Sony Pictures Entertainment
ANN CUSACK – Actor
TIM DALY – Actor
CYNTHIA DAVIS – Actor
SLOAN DE FOREST – Writer, Actor, Film Historian
STEVE DE JARNATT – Director, Producer
CHARLENE DEGUZMAN – Actor
BRUCE DERN – Actor
ERNEST R. DICKERSON – Director, Cinematographer
DEBBIE EVANS – Stunt Performer
SCOTT FEINBERG – Columnist, The Hollywood Reporter
KATE FLANNERY – Actor, Writer, Singer
ERIC FRIEDLER – Documentary Filmmaker
ROXANE GAY – Writer, Professor, Editor, and Social Commentator
GORDON GEBERT – Actor
BRUCE GOLDSTEIN – Film Forum Repertory Program Director and Founder of Rialto Pictures
DANA GOULD – Comedian, Actor
TOPHER GRACE – Actor
PAM GRIER – Actor
STEVE GUTTENBERG – Actor
RANDY HABERKAMP – Senior Vice President of Preservation and Foundation Programming for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
MAY HONG HADUONG – Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive
BARBARA HALL – Film Historian, Researcher, Writer
TESS HARPER – Actor
CATHERINE HICKS – Actor
LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS – Actor
BUDDY JOE HOOKER – Actor, Stunt Performer
MEG HOWARD – Longtime Friend and Assistant to Doris Day
MARIA COOPER JANIS – Author, Daughter of Gary Cooper
JACKIE JOSEPH – Actor, Writer, Board of Directors for Actors and Others for Animals
WILLIAM JOYCE – Writer, Illustrator, Filmmaker
ANDREA KALAS – Vice President of the Paramount Archives
DAVE KARGER – TCM Host
PATRICIA WARD KELLY – Creative Director, The Gene Kelly Legacy
KATHLEEN KENNEDY – Producer
DAVID KOECHNER – Actor
ROCKY LANG – Producer, Director, Writer, Author
PIPER LAURIE – Actor
SUZANNE LLOYD – Producer, President of Harold Lloyd Entertainment
JON LOVITZ – Actor
ROBERT MACNAUGHTON – Actor
JOHN MALAHY – Author, TCM Staffer
ALICIA MALONE – TCM Host
LEONARD MALTIN – Film Critic and Historian
BEN MANKIEWICZ – TCM Primetime Host
MARK MCCRAY – Writer, Author
SCOTT MCGEE – Author, TCM Staffer
TARA MCNAMARA – Film Critic and Journalist
SERGIO MIMS – Film Critic and Journalist
MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA
GARRETT MORRIS – Actor
EDDIE MULLER – TCM Host, ‘Noir Alley’
LARAINE NEWMAN – Actor, Writer, Comedian
FLOYD NORMAN – Cartoonist, Animator
MARGARET O’BRIEN – Actor
REBECCA POLLACK PARKER – Actor, Producer
PATTI PELTON – Actor
LORI PETTY – Actor
MICHAEL PHILLIPS – Producer
JIM PIERSON – Doris Day Animal Foundation
LEA PRICE – Director of Communications, Doris Day Animal Foundation
AILEEN QUINN – Actor
ANNE RAMSAY – Actor
JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL – Actor, Comedian
JONAH RAY – Actor
PAUL REISER – Actor
MAGGIE RENZI – Producer, Actor
LUIS I. REYES – Author and Historian
ALAN K. RODE – Film Scholar and Preservationist
BERNARDO RONDEAU – Senior Director, Film Programs Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
JOHN SAYLES – Director, Writer
MICHAEL SCHLESINGER – Producer
EBAN SCHLETTER – Composer, Music Producer
MICHAEL SCHULTZ – Director
KATHRYN SERMAK – Author, Cofounder of the Bette Davis Foundation
JANE SEYMOUR – Actor
ADAM SHANKMAN – Director, Producer, Choreographer
STEVEN SPIELBERG – Director, Producer
GEORGE STEVENS JR. – Writer, Director, Producer, Founding Director of the American Film Institute
LOUISE B. STRATTEN – Actor, Writer, Producer
JACQUELINE STEWART – TCM Host, ‘Silent Sunday Nights’
MINK STOLE – Actor
MARTY STUART – Singer, Songwriter, Musician
LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG – Actor
LILY TOMLIN – Actor, Comedian
GLYNN TURMAN – Actor
MICHAEL USLAN – Producer
CARLA VALDERRAMA – Author, Film Historian
JANET VARNEY – Actor
BARON VAUGHN – Actor, Comedian
DEE WALLACE – Actor
DAVID S. WARD – Writer
STEVEN WILLIAMS – Actor
NANCY WANG YUEN – Sociologist

*We regret the following will no longer attend as previously announced:
PAULA ABDUL – Singer, Choreographer
DREW BARRYMORE – Actor
MAX BROOKS – Actor, Author
FRANK MARSHALL – Producer
JOHN MELLENCAMP
HENRY THOMAS – Actor

The TCM Classic Film Festival has featured appearances by:

Jim Abrahams, Debbie Allen, Allison Anders, Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Gillian Armstrong, John Badham, John Bailey, Diane Baker, Rick Baker, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Ned Beatty, Warren Beatty, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Benton, Theodore Bikel, Jacqueline Bissett, Ann Blyth, Peter Bogdanovich, John Boorman, Ernest Borgnine, Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges, James L. Brooks, Mel Brooks, Kevin Brownlow, Geneviève Bujold, Steve Burum, Charles Busch, Dyan Cannon, Leslie Caron, John Carpenter, Keith Carradine, Ruth E. Carter, Veronica Cartwright, “Baby Peggy” Diana Serra Cary, Dick Cavett, George Chakiris, Marge Champion, Anne V. Coates, Francis Ford Coppola, Billy Crystal, Alan Cumming, Tony Curtis, Joe Dante, Frank Darabont, Carl Davis, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Delany, Danny Devito, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angie Dickinson, Stanley Donen, Illeana Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Keir Dullea, Faye Dunaway, Robert Evans, Sally Field, Michael Feinstein, Rhonda Fleming, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, William Friedkin, Betty Garrett, Mitzi Gaynor, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elliot Gould, Jennifer Grant, Lee Grant, Coleen Gray, Joel Grey, Peter Guber, Taylor Hackford, Bill Hader, Molly Haskell, Tippi Hedren, Buck Henry, John Michael Higgins, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Houghton, Marsha Hunt, Tab Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Olivia Hussey, Chris Isaak, James Ivory, Norman Jewison, Quincy Jones, Shirley Jones, Anna Karina, Stacy Keach, Anna Kendrick, Callie Khouri, Susan Kohner, Barbara Kopple, Nancy Kwan, David Ladd, Martin Landau, John Landis, Angela Lansbury, Sherry Lansing, George Lazenby, Ruta Lee, Spike Lee, Terry Leonard, Barry Levinson, Jerry Lewis, Christopher Lloyd, Gina Lollabrigida, Norman Lloyd, Sophia Loren, Lulu, A.C. Lyles, Ali MacGraw, Shirley MacLaine, Leonard Maltin, Rob Marshall, Jerry Mathers, Tim Matheson, Marlee Matlin, Albert Maysles, Tom McCarthy, Patty McCormack, Malcolm McDowell, Steve McQueen, Dennis Miller, Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills, Liza Minnelli, Walter Mirisch, Juanita Moore, Rita Moreno, Robert Morse, Mira Nair, Marni Nixon, Kim Novak, France Nuyen, Margaret O’Brien, Maureen O’Hara, Nancy Olson, Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, Simon Pegg, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Jim Piddock, Christopher Plummer, Sidney Poitier, Jane Powell, Paula Prentiss, Luise Rainer, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Burt Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Richardson, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Fred Roos, Richard Roundtree, Barbara Rush, Kurt Russell, Meg Ryan, Eva Marie Saint, Julian Sands, John Sayles, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Jane Seymour, Mark Shaiman, Martin Sheen, Ron Shelton, Richard Sherman, Martin Short, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, John Singleton, Russ Tamblyn, Quentin Tarantino, Joan Tewkesbury, John Toll, Robert Towne, Robert Townsend, Cicely Tyson, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Jon Voight, Max Von Sydow, Robert Wagner, Eli Wallach, Don Was, Adam West, Haskell Wexler, Leonard Whiting, Fred Willard, Esther Williams, John Williams, Debra Winger, Jane Withers, Edgar Wright, Michael York, David Zucker, Jeff Zucker and many others.