Warren Beatty is set to receive the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award.The legendary actor will be given the accolade - one of Hollywood's highest honors - next year, following in the footsteps of Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery and Al Pacino. Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, said: "Warren Beatty has charmed moviegoers as a dynamic leading man from his first moment on screen and continues to do so today. He is also a master filmmaker, a writer, producer and director of such artistry and influence that his movies - from 'Bonnie and Clyde' to 'Reds' - have left an indelible mark on the cultural legacy of American film."According to the board's criteria, the honour should go to "one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art - whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public and whose work has stood the test of time."The 70-year-old actor - who will receive the award in a glitzy Los Angeles ceremony next June - has starred in several Hollywood classics including, 'Heaven Can Wait', 'Bugsy', 'Shampoo' and 'Dick Tracey'.Beatty - who has four children with wife Annette Bening - also won a Best Director Oscar for 'Reds'.


Anonymous said…
go on warren...you deserve it!