Stars Honor Director Mike Nichols at AFI Awards

Extra" caught up with Cher, Harrison Ford and many more at Thursday night's AFI Life Achievement Awards, honoring legendary director Mike Nichols.

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Actress and singer Cher can trace her movie fame back to her first Oscar-nominated role in "Silkwood," directed by Nichols.

"I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't even know what a key light was... still don't," Cher told "Extra." "And he [Nichols] said, 'Cher, you just have to be prepared to fall on your ass to be great.'"

Harrison Ford attended the event with wife Calista Flockhart, who had a hard time remembering her husband's role in "Working Girl." "I don't remember you," Calista told her Harrison. "I remember Melanie Griffith more. Sorry honey."

"I'm used to it by now," Harrison said as he laughed it off.