Filmmaker/actor/writer Paul Mazursky has been selected as this year's recipient for the Career Achievement Award on behalf of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The director of "Harry and Tonto," "Blume in Love," and "An Unmarried Woman," will collect his prize at the 36th LAFCA awards ceremony on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

"It’s impossible to imagine American independent cinema in its current form without Paul Mazursky, in all his multi-hyphenate glory," said Brent Simon, President of the LAFCA in a statement. "From his work as an actor, including in Stanley Kubrick’s first film, "Fear and Desire," to his genre-spanning career as a writer and director, Mazursky is a great figure of world cinema as well as an American original, and LAFCA is proud to honor him."