Clooney to get AFI Life Achievement Award

IANS . Los Angeles | Update:

George Clooney attends a news conference to promote the film `Suburbicon` at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, 10 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersActor-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 7 June, 2018 here, reports variety.com
"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". 

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