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Steve Martin to receive lifetime achievement award by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-10-04 23:35:46

4 October 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Comic Steve Martin will be honoured with the 43rd American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in film. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2015.

Martin began his career writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, winning an Emmy in 1969. He went on to forge a career in comedy before his first film - seven-minute short The Absent-Minded Waiter - was nominated for an Academy Award in 1977. His break-out role came in 1979's The Jerk, which he also co-wrote, and he went on to star in a string of comedy hits, including Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Little Shop Of Horrors and Planes, Trains And Automobiles.

Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees Sir Howard Stringer said: "Steve Martin is an American original. From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands »

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AFI To Honor Steve Martin With 43rd Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, CA on June 4, 2015.

The 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its third year on TNT when it airs in June 2015, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Steve Martin is an American original,” said Stringer. “From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. His work is defined by him alone, for he is the author – and a national treasure whose work has stuck with us »

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Steve Martin to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everyone loves Steve Martin. Everyone used to like him when he was pumping out comedies in the '80s, but now everyone loves him. He has the awards to prove it. American Film Institute announced today that Steve Martin will receive the organization's 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the "highest honor for a career in film," according to a press release. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, CA on June 4, 2015. "Steve Martin is an American original," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees. "From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. His work is defined by him alone, for he is the author – and a national treasure whose work has stuck »

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Steve Martin To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Steve Martin has been named recipient of the highly prestigious AFI Life Achievement Award to be presented June 4th and aired on TNT and later on sister network TCM.  After generally reserving this coveted prize to actors and directors who made their mark in dramatic films this is second time in the past three years that the American Film Institute has decided to lighten things up by giving their award to a person who made their mark in comedy.  And it has paid off.  Mel Brooks got the honor in 2013 and it resulted not only in a hilarious and memorable evening, it got higher ratings and brought the AFI special its first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special  in August.  But Martin is the first recipient who actually started and made their reputation as a stand up comic. And his films beginning with The Jerk  and continuing with such modern comedy »

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Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steve Martin has been tapped as the 43rd recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, to be presented at a June 4 gala.

This is a good year for Martin, who received an Honorary Oscar last November and recently opened a new musical, “Bright Star” (which Martin created with Edie Brickell), at the Old Globe. He was given a Kennedy Center honor in 2007.

The American Film Institute tribute will air on TNT.

According to the American Film Institute, the Lifetime Achievement nod is given to “an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.”

In making the announcement, AFI board of trustees chairman Howard Stringer said, “Steve Martin is an American original. From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. »

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