Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Pacino

Al Pacino is an icon of American film. He has created some of the great characters in the movies–from Michael Corleone to Tony Montana to Roy Cohn. His career inspires audiences and artists alike, with each new performance a master class for a generation of actors to follow. AFI is proud to present him with its 35th Life Achievement Award.”
– Sir Howard Stringer, chair, AFI Board of Trustees
Pacino Honored by American Film Institute
By WENN Saturday, October 21, 2006 [SOURCE]

HOLLYWOOD – Movie icon Al Pacino has been announced as next year’s recipient of the 35th American Film Institute’s (AFI) Life Achievement Award.
Sir Howard Stringer, the chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees, made the announcement yesterday, confirming the award will be presented to Pacino at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 7.
A thrilled Pacino says, “I am moved and honored to be considered for such a prestigious award.”
Past AFI tributes have honored Meryl Streep, Star Wars creator George Lucas, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro.
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A well-deserved honor for a great actor.
The 35th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute will air in June 2007
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