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iW NEWS | AFI To Honor Beatty

iW NEWS | AFI To Honor Beatty

The American Film Institute has announced that Warren Beatty has been selected by their Board of Trustees as the recipient of the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Beatty at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 12, 2008. “Warren Beatty has charmed movie-goers as a dynamic leading man from his first moment on screen and continues to do so today,” said AFI chair Sir Howard Stringer. “He is also a master filmmake – a writer, producer and director of such artistry and influence that his movies – from “Bonnie and Clyde to Reds – have left an indelible mark on the cultural legacy of American film. AFI is proud to present him with its 36th Life Achievement Award.” Recent recipients include Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery. USA Network will broadcast the gala. [Peter Knegt]

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