Morgan Freeman to Pick Up AFI Honor


Morgan Freeman


Taking the torch from this year's recipient 'The Graduate' director Mike Nichols, Freeman is honored for his unmistakable voice.

Morgan Freeman is to be honored with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award next year. The Oscar-winning star's 40-year career will be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles in June.

Freeman previously won an Academy Award in 2005 for his role in "Million Dollar Baby". He also landed a Golden Globe for 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy". Previous winners of the coveted award include Michael Douglas, Al Pacino, Sean Connery and Meryl Streep. "The Graduate" director Mike Nichols picked up the title this year.

"Morgan Freeman is an American treasure," Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, said in a release. "Across decades, whether playing a prisoner, a president or God, he embodies a calm authority that demands respect for the character and for the art form. His gifts to the cultural record are also underscored by his unmistakable voice that echoes through the hearts and minds of movie lovers around the world."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Goes Makeup Free During a Day Out With Tyga
  2. Pregnant Again? Blac Chyna Sports Suspicious Bump While Stepping Out With Another Man
  3. She's 'Dying'! Cher Suffers From Mystery Illness
  4. Kylie Jenner and Tyga Make Out in Front of Son Cairo and Other Kids
  5. Madonna's Malawi Twins' Father Says He Didn't Realize the Adoption Was Permanent
  6. Karlie Kloss Flashes Major Sideboob as She Goes Braless at a Charity Event
  7. Stella Maxwell Shows Off Her Pert Derriere in Cheeky Hotpants
  8. Fergie Shows Off Pert Derriere in Cheeky Instagram Picture
  9. You're Not the Victim! Brad Pitt Blasts Angelina Jolie's Cambodian Interview
  10. Angelina Jolie Finally Breaks Silence on Brad Pitt Split: We Will Always Be a Family

CELEBS PHOTO