Renowned actor, Denzel Washington has been named by the American Institute Board of Trustees as the recipient for the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award.
Speaking about the works of the actor, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, Howard Stringer disclosed in a statement, “Denzel Washington is an American icon. As an actor, he stands tall as a heroic, stoic embodiment of the best in all of us, and he does so with heart, humility and one of the brightest smiles to ever light up the screen. Equally formidable as director and producer, he is a creative force to be reckoned with and one of the most vital, relevant artists working today. AFI is proud to present him with the 47th Life Achievement Award.”
The iconic actor has starred in over 100 films, since the five decades of his acting career. He doubles as a multiple award-winning actor and producer with two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, Sag Award and three Golden Globes. He is simply left with an Emmy to complete his EGOT. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
The AFI Life Achievement Award was established in 1973. Past honorees include Orson Welles, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jack Lemmon, Sidney Poitier, Sean Connery, Diane Keaton and George Clooney. The event is slated for June 6, 2019 at a Gala tribute in Los Angeles.