Irwin Winkler, who won an Oscar as a producer of “Rocky” and whose credits also include “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will receive a career-achievement honor from the Producers Guild of America, the organization announced Tuesday.
Winkler, 85, will receive the 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award during the PGA’s annual awards ceremony Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton, honoring his “outstanding body of work in motion pictures.”
“Irwin Winkler’s movies have come to define Hollywood storytelling, and the gallery of iconic characters and classic scenes from his work remains a touchstone for all motion picture producers,” PGA chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said in a joint statement. “It’s an honor to give Irwin this award this season, as he continues to release some of the most vital work of his storied career.”
Winkler was also nominated for best picture Oscars for his work as a producer on “Raging Bull,” “The Right Stuff” and “Goodfellas.”
According to the PGA, Winkler’s films have earned 12 Academy Awards and 51 Oscar nominations. He most recently produced the “Rocky” reboot film “Creed,” and is producer of director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence.” His other credits include “The Gambler,” “Music Box,” “The Mechanic” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”
Previous recipients of the Selznick Award include Steven Spielberg, Scott Rudin, Stanley Kramer, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Jerry Bruckheimer.
—City News Service