Warren Beatty has been named this year's recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The actor/director/producer/writer starred in the AFI honored films Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo and Reds, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director. His other notable films include McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy (co-starring last year's honoree, Al Pacino) and Bugsy.
(As a side note, let's hope Beatty's acceptance speech is better then the rambling one he gave upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year's Golden Globes.)
From superstar to character actor, the Screen Actors Guild will honor Charles Durning with their Life Achievement Award. Durning has appeared in everything from Dog Day Afternoon to The Muppet Movie to Tootsie to Beatty's Dick Tracy. He was nominated for an Oscar two years in a row for his comic turns in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and To Be or Not To Be.
The Oscars themselves have yet to announce this year's Honorary Awards, but already worthy names from Doris Day and Angela Lansbury to Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow are being tossed about; Jerry Lewis is singled out as a possibility for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, but his recent on-air F-bomb may sour his chances this year. And don't get me started on Tony Curtis.
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