Diane Keaton to receive Life achievement award

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Los Angeles, Oct 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton will be honoured by the American Film Institute with its 45th Life Achievement Award.

The organisation’s highest honour for a career in films is set to be awarded at a gala tribute on June 8 here next year, reports variety.com.

“Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film (industry),” said Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees.

“Peerless in her mastery of both comedy and drama, she has won the world’s heart time and again by creating characters of both great strength and vulnerability,” he said.

“Her career as a director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents,” Stringer added.

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In a career of over five decades, Keaton has starred in films like “Annie Hall”, “The Godfather”, “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, “Marvin’s Room”, “Reds” and “Something’s Gotta Give”.

The 44th Life Achievement Award went to John Williams, the first composer in the honour’s history. Other recent honorees include Jane Fonda, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, and Morgan Freeman.



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