American actor, filmmaker and producer 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 in Los Angeles, 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 for Ben Affleck directorial ‘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’.
On the personal front, Clooney welcomed twins — Alexander and Ella — a few months ago with wife and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Asked whether parenthood has changed him, Clooney said: “Well, it’s a funny thing. In general when you talk to somebody who is in the film industry, we can impart some unique experiences. Me talking about being a parent, everyone I know goes through it. And they are all the exact same experiences.”
George Clooney has recently worked on Suburbicon, a crime comedy film which he directed. It stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 27.
(With inputs from IANS)