ShoWest lifetime honor raises Caine


Michael Caine will receive a lifetime achievement award at ShoWest 2009.

Caine, who next appears in the Big Beach dramedy "Is Anybody There?" will be feted at an awards gala set to close ShoWest on April 2. The exhibition confab opens March 30 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"With over five decades of films to his credit, Michael Caine has quietly commanded the screen in well over 100 roles," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "He simply does it all, and he does it all so incredibly well, be it comedy, drama or action."

His starring role in the 1966 British drama "Alfie" carried Caine to big-screen acclaim following an early stage career. During the next 43 years, he has received six Academy Award nominations and won best supporting actor Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "The Cider House Rules" (1999).