Samuel L Jackson received the prestigious American Cinematheque Award for his contribution to movies.
His mates Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone and George Lucas, joined the Pulp Fiction star for a glitzy bash at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
But they weren't wasting time hanging around on the red carpet. The Sexy Back singer posed for a few photos before sneaking into a side door to the party.
Basic Instinct star Stone was in just as much of a hurry to get in and party. She spoke to a couple of TV crews before darting off.
But Jackson didn't disappoint. He stopped to tell everyone how proud he was of the honour. He was amused by the suggestion he is among Hollywood's elite.
"Do you think?" he laughed graciously, then said: "All right, well maybe so."