AFI chooses Douglas for Life Award

Michael to receive same honor as Kirk did in 1991

Michael Douglas has been selected by the American Film Institute's board of
trustees to receive the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award, which will be
presented to him at a gala tribute on June 11 in Los Angeles.

"Michael Douglas is the rightful heir to the throne of the royal family of
American film," Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI board, said in announcing
the honor. "Though he is most beloved as one of the great leading men of the
movies, Michael is also a most accomplished film producer and, ultimately,
an artist whose films have been elevated in the pantheon of American film."

Douglas' father, Kirk, was similarly lauded by the AFI in 1991.

Douglas has won two Oscars Ā­ a best actor nod for 1987's "Wall Street" and
a best picture win for producing 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
His upcoming films include "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" and "The Ghosts of
Girlfriends Past."