Actor Morgan Freeman is to be honoured with AARP’s 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The Shawshank Redemption star will join past recipients including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Sharon Stone when he is feted at a gala on February 6 in Beverly Hills, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“At a certain point in life, if you’ve had some success, awards start to fall from the sky, but this one really means something,” a statement from the actor read. “I started my movie career at 50 and some of the best years happened since then.”
The 79-year-old actor has been the recipient of several other lifetime achievement awards, including the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama. He also been nominated for five Oscars, winning a Best Supporting Actor award for Million Dollar Baby in 2005.
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