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The two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney -- who has been nominated for eight Oscars in six different categories -- will become the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. His career as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter will be celebrated at an event to be held in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018. The AFI's annual tribute traditionally is televised later by TNT and Turner Classic Movies.
 

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The Kentucky-born Clooney -- whose aunt was the singer-actress Rosemary Clooney -- wasn't an overnight success. After years of struggling as an actor, he struck gold in 1994 with the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC drama "e.r.," in which he played Dr. Doug Ross. He left the series in 1999 after five seasons and almost 100 episodes. During the next decade, he would become a major motion picture star.

His Academy Award nominations were in the following categories (Oscar wins in bold): 
 
  • 2005 -- Best Supporting Actor (for "Syriana").
  • 2005 -- Best Director (for "Good Night, and Good Luck).
  • 2005 -- Best Original Screenplay (shared with Grant Heslov for "Good Night, and Good Luck").
  • 2007 -- Best Actor (for "Michael Clayton").
  • 2009 -- Best Actor (for "Up in the Air").
  • 2011 -- Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with Heslov and Beau Willimon for "The Ides of March"). 
  • 2011 -- Best Actor (for "The Descendants").
  • 2012 -- Best Picture (shared with co-producers Heslov and Ben Affleck for "Argo").
 

Clooney, Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Kenneth Branagh are the only filmmakers to be nominated for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor during their careers.

Here is a list of the previous AFI honorees:

 
1973 John Ford 
 
1974 James Cagney 
 
1975 Orson Welles 
 
1976 William Wyler 
 
1977 Bette Davis (first female honoree)
 
1978 Henry Fonda (daughter Jane honored in 2014)
 
1979 Sir Alfred Hitchcock
 
1980 James Stewart
 
1981 Fred Astaire 
 
1982 Frank Capra 
 
1983 John Huston 
 
1984 Lillian Gish (oldest honoree at 90)
 
1985 Gene Kelly 
 
1986 Billy Wilder 
 
1987 Barbara Stanwyck 
 
1988 Jack Lemmon 
 
1989 Gregory Peck 
 
1990 Sir David Lean 
 
1991 Kirk Douglas (son Michael honored in 2009)
 
1992 Sidney Poitier (first African-American honoree)
 
1993 Elizabeth Taylor 
 
1994 Jack Nicholson 
 
1995 Steven Spielberg 
 
1996 Clint Eastwood 
 
1997 Martin Scorsese 
 
1998 Robert Wise 
 
1999 Dustin Hoffman 
 
2000 Harrison Ford 
 
2001 Barbra Streisand 
 
2002 Tom Hanks (youngest honoree at 45)
 
2003 Robert De Niro 
 
2004 Meryl Streep 
 
2005 George Lucas
 
2006 Sir Sean Connery
 
2007 Al Pacino 
 
2008 Warren Beatty (sister Shirley MacLaine honored in 2012)
 
2009 Michael Douglas (father Kirk honored in 1991)
 
2010 Mike Nichols
 
2011 Morgan Freeman
 
2012 Shirley MacLaine (brother Warren Beatty honored in 2008)
 
2013 Mel Brooks (first honoree known primarily for comedy)
 
2014 Jane Fonda (father Henry honored in 1978)
 
2015 Steve Martin
 
2016 John Williams (first composer honored)
 
2017 Diane Keaton
 
 
 

 

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Here is a list of the previous AFI honorees:

 
1973 John Ford 
1974 James Cagney 
1975 Orson Welles 
1976 William Wyler 
1977 Bette Davis (first female honoree)
1978 Henry Fonda (daughter Jane honored in 2014)
1979 Sir Alfred Hitchcock
1980 James Stewart
1981 Fred Astaire 
1982 Frank Capra 
1983 John Huston 
1984 Lillian Gish (oldest honoree at 90)
1985 Gene Kelly 
1986 Billy Wilder 
1987 Barbara Stanwyck 
1988 Jack Lemmon 
1989 Gregory Peck 
1990 Sir David Lean 
1991 Kirk Douglas (son Michael honored in 2009)
1992 Sidney Poitier (first African-American honoree)
1993 Elizabeth Taylor 
1994 Jack Nicholson 
1995 Steven Spielberg 
1996 Clint Eastwood 
1997 Martin Scorsese 
1998 Robert Wise 
1999 Dustin Hoffman 
2000 Harrison Ford 
2001 Barbra Streisand 
2002 Tom Hanks (youngest honoree at 45)
2003 Robert De Niro 
2004 Meryl Streep 
2005 George Lucas
2006 Sir Sean Connery
2007 Al Pacino 
2008 Warren Beatty (sister Shirley MacLaine honored in 2012)
2009 Michael Douglas (father Kirk honored in 1991)
2010 Mike Nichols
2011 Morgan Freeman
2012 Shirley MacLaine (brother Warren Beatty honored in 2008)
2013 Mel Brooks (first honoree known primarily for comedy)
2014 Jane Fonda (father Henry honored in 1978)
2015 Steve Martin
2016 John Williams (first composer honored)

 

george clooney.....for what??? name a single classic film he starred in. the perfect storm? gimme a break. who the hell is next? sponge bob?

 

what is this sheet? :lol:

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george clooney.....for what??? name a single classic film he starred in. the perfect storm? gimme a break. who the hell is next? minnie driver?

 

what is this sheet? :lol:

 

A non-surprising response from someone who believes John Wayne should get the award. Ever seen "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Michael Clayton," "Up in the Air," "The Descendants" and "Gravity"? All five were nominated for Best Picture. "Michael Clayton" looks better and better over time. "The Ides of March" is a political film that deserves to be seen by more viewers.

 

Clooney also won an Oscar for co-producing "Argo," which won the 2012 Best Picture award.  :ph34r:

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A non-surprising response from someone who believes John Wayne should get the award. Ever seen "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Michael Clayton," "Up in the Air," "The Descendants" and "Gravity"? All five were nominated for Best Picture. "Michael Clayton" looks better and better over time. "The Ides of March" is a political film that deserves to be seen by more viewers.

 

Clooney also won an Oscar for co-producing "Argo," which won the 2012 Best Picture award.  

 

I also like O Brother Where Art ThouBurn After ReadingThree KingsOut of SightFrom Dusk till DawnThe Thin Red LineConfessions of a Dangerous MindSyriana, and Hail Caesar

 

But I think we all know that he's getting the award because of Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

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I also like O Brother Where Art ThouBurn After ReadingThree KingsOut of SightFrom Dusk till DawnThe Thin Red LineConfessions of a Dangerous MindSyriana, and Hail Caesar

 

But I think we all know that he's getting the award because of Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

 

I wonder how many of his movies will  be shown by TCM next summer. I would vote for "Michael Clayton," which was nominated for seven 2007 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Tony Gilroy), Best Actor (Clooney), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson), Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton, who won), Best Original Screenplay (Gilroy) and Best Original Score (James Newton Howard).

 

Denzel Washington still regrets that he passed on the project.

 

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don't forget he was instrumental in bringing back Live Television to the boobtube when he exec produced and starred in Fail Safe (2000) on CBS.

 

Clooney is one guy who "gets it" and tackles projects that are both entertaining and thought provoking.

 

good selection by AFI.

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I wonder how many of his movies will  be shown by TCM next summer. I would vote for "Michael Clayton," which was nominated for seven 2007 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Tony Gilroy), Best Actor (Clooney), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson), Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton, who won), Best Original Screenplay (Gilroy) and Best Original Score (James Newton Howard).

 

Denzel Washington still regrets that he passed on the project.

 

 

 

Has TCM honored pass AFI winners that are NOT studio-era actors?     

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george clooney.....for what??? name a single classic film he starred in. the perfect storm? gimme a break. who the hell is next? sponge bob?

 

what is this sheet? :lol:

 

Clooney has been referred to as the Cary Grant of our time. He's okay, but he's no Cary Grant. I like some of movies, don't like others. I find Syriana basically unwatchable outside of the small timeframe of the Bush administration. I guess I'm just sort of "meh" on this. It could be worse.

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when contemporary schtootzes like clooney get an AFI life achievement award there can be no doubt...

 

 

hollywood has gone to the dogs. long disconnected from most of the rest of America. they sit there annually on their TV award shows putting down the GOP and anybody who doesn't believe that american culture began in 1970 and ridicule the rest of the country from the comfort of their hollywood, burbank, brentwood, mulholland and rodeo drive test tube world....and they are hateful of those for trying to point out their disconnect to them...

 

and these arrogant prongs have the gall to try to tell the rest of us how to think and feel?...that doan even work with 99% of today's cruddy TV and film fare.

 

they are lost!...America never was.

:)

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when contemporary schtootzes like clooney get an AFI life achievement award there can be no doubt...

 

 

hollywood has gone to the dogs. long disconnected from most of the rest of America. they sit there annually on their TV award shows putting down the GOP and anybody who doesn't believe that american culture began in 1970 and ridicule the rest of the country from the comfort of their hollywood, burbank, brentwood, mulholland and rodeo drive test tube world....and they are hateful of thosee for trying to point out their disconnect to them...

 

and these arrogant prongs have the gall to try to tell the rest of us how to think and feel?...that doan even work with 995 of today's cruddy TV and film fare.

 

they are lost!...America never was.

:)

 

 

Just wait until he becomes president!  :ph34r:

 

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A non-surprising response from someone who believes John Wayne should get the award. Ever seen "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Michael Clayton," "Up in the Air," "The Descendants" and "Gravity"? All five were nominated for Best Picture. "Michael Clayton" looks better and better over time. "The Ides of March" is a political film that deserves to be seen by more viewers.

 

Clooney also won an Oscar for co-producing "Argo," which won the 2012 Best Picture award.  :ph34r:

what should never be overlooked or disdained is public popularity. now duke had that. :)

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what should never be overlooked or disdained is public popularity. now duke had that. :)

 

Emphasis on the word "had." Wayne died in 1979 before he could be honored by the AFI -- and the organization hasn't done any posthumous honors yet.

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I ... uhh ... George Clooney DOESN'T have public popularity? Do we live in the same universe?

 

SURE you do, sewhite!

 

It's just that the Nipster lives in more the "backwater" part of it than you do, THAT'S all.

 

(...ain't that right, Barney Fi..err, I mean Nipster?!) ;)

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<p>The two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney -- who has been nominated for eight Oscars in six different categories -- will become the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. His career as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter will be celebrated at an event to be held in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018. The AFI's annual tribute traditionally is televised later by TNT and Turner Classic Movies.GeorgeClooney_Launch_Hero_040615_1.0.jpgThe Kentucky-born Clooney -- whose aunt was the singer-actress Rosemary Clooney -- wasn't an overnight success. After years of struggling as an actor, he struck gold in 1994 with the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC drama "e.r.," in which he played Dr. Doug Ross. He left the series in 1999 after five seasons and almost 100 episodes. During the next decade, he would become a major motion picture star.His Academy Award nominations were in the following categories (Oscar wins in bold):

  • 2005 -- Best Supporting Actor (for "Syriana").
  • 2005 -- Best Director (for "Good Night, and Good Luck).
  • 2005 -- Best Original Screenplay (shared with Grant Heslov for "Good Night, and Good Luck").
  • 2007 -- Best Actor (for "Michael Clayton").
  • 2009 -- Best Actor (for "Up in the Air").
  • 2011 -- Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with Heslov and Beau Willimon for "The Ides of March").
  • 2011 -- Best Actor (for "The Descendants").
  • 2012 -- Best Picture (shared with co-producers Heslov and Ben Affleck for "Argo").
Clooney, Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Kenneth Branagh are the only filmmakers to be nominated for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor during their careers.Here is a list of the previous AFI honorees:1973 John Ford 1974 James Cagney 1975 Orson Welles 1976 William Wyler 1977 Bette Davis (first female honoree)1978 Henry Fonda (daughter Jane honored in 2014)1979 Sir Alfred Hitchcock1980 James Stewart1981 Fred Astaire 1982 Frank Capra 1983 John Huston 1984 Lillian Gish (oldest honoree at 90)1985 Gene Kelly 1986 Billy Wilder 1987 Barbara Stanwyck 1988 Jack Lemmon 1989 Gregory Peck 1990 Sir David Lean 1991 Kirk Douglas (son Michael honored in 2009)1992 Sidney Poitier (first African-American honoree)1993 Elizabeth Taylor 1994 Jack Nicholson 1995 Steven Spielberg 1996 Clint Eastwood 1997 Martin Scorsese 1998 Robert Wise 1999 Dustin Hoffman 2000 Harrison Ford 2001 Barbra Streisand 2002 Tom Hanks (youngest honoree at 45)2003 Robert De Niro 2004 Meryl Streep 2005 George Lucas2006 Sir Sean Connery2007 Al Pacino 2008 Warren Beatty (sister Shirley MacLaine honored in 2012)2009 Michael Douglas (father Kirk honored in 1991)2010 Mike Nichols2011 Morgan Freeman2012 Shirley MacLaine (brother Warren Beatty honored in 2008)2013 Mel Brooks (first honoree known primarily for comedy)2014 Jane Fonda (father Henry honored in 1978)2015 Steve Martin2016 John Williams (first composer honored)2017 Diane Keatonhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/10/05/george-clooney-afi-life-achievement-award/737093001/

 

Thanks for listing all the honorees. Much to my surprise I've only seen three but I suppose those are the only three I wanted to watch--

 

Fred Astaire, Bette Davis and Alfred Hitchcock.

 

 

Clooney is a real asset, not just to Motion Pictures but to America and the world.

 

How he has found time to do the kind of philanthropy that he does and speak out about human rights all over the world, I don't know.

 

His film "Goodnight and Good Luck" about how Edward R Murrow fought McCarthyism in this country with broadcast journalism is an excellent example of how the fascism at work in our government today can be defeated.

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