Does everyone love Oscar-winning actor George Clooney?
“America’s leading man” will be getting yet another honor, as he was named Thursday as the recipient of the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
“George Clooney is America’s leading man,” said Howard Stringer, chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees. “Director, producer, writer and 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.”
Clooney, 56, will receive the award during a gala event June 7 during a Los Angeles event that will be broadcast on TNT.
Clooney has received eight Oscar nominations in his career, winning twice — for supporting actor in “Syriana” and as a co-producer of best- picture winner “Argo.”
His other Oscar-nominated film credits include “Michael Clayton,” “Up in the Air,” “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “The Descendants.”
He has also appeared in films such as “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Solaris,” “Gravity,” “Three Kings,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and the “Ocean’s” film triology.
Clooney began his career with bit parts in a variety of TV shows before scoring his big break in the hit medical drama “ER.”