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Elizabeth Banks Apologizes for Forgetting 'Color Purple' in Remarks About Steven Spielberg

Elizabeth Banks was slammed by people on social media this week after she forgot that Steven Spielberg directed the iconic film The Color Purple while slamming him for not featuring female leads in his movies.

The 43-year-old actress and director was accepting Women in Film’s Excellence in Film award on Tuesday (June 13) when she made the remark. After someone in the audience called out the mistake, she kept on talking, something she addresses in an apology statement she just released.

“I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true,” Elizabeth said during her speech.

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Elizabeth Banks Calls Out Steven Spielberg About His Male-Driven Films

Elizabeth Banks accepted an award on stage at this week’s Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, and during her speech, she made a great point about director Steven Spielberg.

“I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true,” Elizabeth told the audience (via The Wrap). Of the 30 films Steven has made, one did feature a female lead, and that was 1998′s The Color Purple.

“Buy a f*cking ticket to a movie with a woman, take them, give them the experience of seeing amazing women on film,” Elizabeth told the audience.

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UPDATE: Read the apology that Elizabeth released for forgetting The Color Purple in her remarks about the director.

Elizabeth Banks & Tracee Ellis Ross Are Honored for Their Excellence at Crystal & Lucy Awards!

Elizabeth Banks and Tracee Ellis Ross walk the carpet while attending the 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (June 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were both honorees at the event. Elizabeth received the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film while Tracee was the recipient of the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.

Other stars who stepped out to show their support included Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Landecker, Lake Bell, a pregnant Angelique Cabral, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michaela Watkins, Kate Flannery, Janina Gavankar, Logan Browning, and the event’s host Jessica Williams.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a Max Mara dress. Tracee is wearing Max Mara. Lupita is wearing a Max Mara jumpsuit, Rupert Sanderson shoes, and H. Stern rings. Lake is wearing Irene Neuwirth jewels. Michaela is carrying a Vince Camuto clutch.

25+ pictures inside of stars attending the 2017 Crystal + Lucy AwardsMore Here! »

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Elizabeth Banks Gets Geometric at Met Gala 2017

Elizabeth Banks is playing with pattern at the 2017 Met Gala!

The 43-year-old actress showed off her high fashion look while walking the carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 1) in New York City.

The theme for this year’s gala is “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” honoring Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, who founded the label Comme des Garçons and is known for pushing boundaries in the fashion world.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress, an Established Jewelry ring, Jennifer Fisher jewelry, Guiseppe Zanotti shoes and carrying a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Elizabeth Banks, Dacre Montgomery, & Becky G Arrive in Style for the 'Power Rangers' Premiere!

Elizabeth Banks strikes a pose as she arrives at the premiere of Power Rangers on Wednesday night (March 22) in Westwood, Calif.

The 43-year-old actress looked fierce in a bedazzled, blue jumpsuit as she was joined by her co-stars Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, and RJ Cyler.

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Other stars spotted at the premiere were Bill Hader, Molly Sims, Christina Milian, along with Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed.

Power Rangers hits theaters this Friday, March 24.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit, Charlotte Olympia shoes, Sydney Evan ring, Zoey Chico earrings, while carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Molly is wearing a Mestiza New York dress. Becky G is wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan gown, Le Vian earrings, and Harry Kotlar ring. Naomi is wearing a Chanel dress and Tamara Mellon shoes.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the premiere…

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Elizabeth Banks & Jimmy Fallon Are Trying To Set Their Kids Up (For The Future)!

Elizabeth Banks and Jimmy Fallon are channeling their inner cupids!

While making an appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday (March 16), the 43-year-old actress brought up the fact that she and Jimmy, 42, have been trying to set their kids up – but before they get into all that, Elizabeth‘s kids Felix, 5, and Max, 4, have got some questions for Jimmy‘s girls: 3-year-old Winnie and 2-year-old Frances.

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“So Felix, he wants to know, first of all, Winnie, does she have a job? That’s the main thing he wants to know, does she have a job?,” Elizabeth asked Jimmy. “Unfortunately no, it’s been a tough year,” Jimmy jokingly responded.

Elizabeth also played a fun round of Emotional Interview, where they had to carry a conversation with each other while adapting to random emotional situations.

Also pictured: Elizabeth spotted making her way through Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday (March 15) in Los Angeles.


Elizabeth Banks’ Sons Give Jimmy’s Daughters a Compatibility Quiz

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Elizabeth Banks Arrives Early for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Elizabeth Banks strikes a pose as she arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 26) at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 43-year-old Power Rangers actress looked gorgeous in a gold gown covered in pink, yellow, and blue flowers as she attended the event.

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Before leaving for the party, Elizabeth teased her outfit with a selfie on Instagram.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing an Elie Saab dress, Fernando Jorge jewelry, and Sophia Webster shoes while carrying a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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