George Clooney to get AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
The actor-filmmaker will be the 46th recipient of the prestigious award
Actor-filmmaker George Clooney will be the 46th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. The award, announced on Thursday, will be presented to Clooney on June 7, 2018.
"George Clooney is America's leading man. Director, producer, writer, and actor - a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art's impact echoes beyond the screen," said Howard Stringer, chairman of the American Film Institute Board of Trustees.
"AFI is proud to present him with its 46th Life Achievement Award," Stringer added.
Clooney has won a best actor Academy Award for his role in Syrian and a Best Picture Oscar as a producer on Argo. He has also received Best Actor Oscar nominations for Michael Clayton, Up in the Air and The Descendants; directing and screenplay nods for Good Night, and Good Luck; and a screenplay nomination for The Ides of March.