Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute hon­ours Steve Martin

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Steve Martin is be­ing saluted with this year’s Life Achieve­ment Award from the Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute. The AFI an­nounced Fri­day that Martin would be get­ting its high­est hon­our for a ca­reer in film. The award will be given at a trib­ute in Los An­ge­les next June. The gala cer­e­mony will be aired for a third year on the TNT net­work and by its sis­ter chan­nel, Turner Clas­sic Movies. The 69-year-old Martin fol­lowed ini­tial star­dom as a standup and TV per­former with his de­but fea­ture film, The Jerk, in 1979. His many other films in­clude Pen­nies From Heaven, Three Ami­gos!, Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors, All of Me, Rox­anne and Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels. Pre­vi­ous award re­cip­i­ents in­clude Al Pa­cino, War­ren Beatty, Mel Brooks and Jane Fonda.

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