MORGAN FREEMAN TO RECEIVE AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE is honouring MORGAN FREEMAN with its LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
The AFI said that the OSCAR winner will receive the award in June.
AFI chair Sir Howard Stringer called MORGAN FREEMAN “an American treasure” who brings a calm authority to his roles “whether playing a prisoner, a president or God.”
Mr. Freeman has received many accolades throughout his career, including the KENNEDY CENTER HONOR in 2008. He was most recently nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD and a GOLDEN GLOBE for his portrayal of NELSON MANDELA in 2009’s INVICTUS.
He will soon be seen in the upcoming thriller RED.
He is the 39th recipient of the AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Others include: ELIZABETH TAYLOR, MERYL STREEP, BARBRA STREISAND, BARBARA STANWYCK, AL PACINO, WARREN BEATTY, JACK LEMMON, ORSON WELLES, JAMES CAGNEY, MIKE NICHOLS, MARTIN SCORSESE, GEORGE LUCAS, DAVID LEAN and BILLY WILDER.