Today, George Clooney was named the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. In naming him, the AFI noted his versatility and movie star prowess. He truly is one of the greatest stars in the history of Hollywood, in addition to being a major force behind the camera as well. Clooney has been nominated for an Oscar in six differentcategories – Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Only Walt Disney matched such an accomplishment.
In the AFI’s public statement about their choice today, Board of Trustees Chair Howard Stringer had this to say, “George Clooney is America’s leading man. Director, producer, writer, actor – a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen. AFI is proud to present him with its 46th Life Achievement Award.”