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AFI Life Achievement Awards

Denzel Washington on Playing ‘Macbeth’ and His Dream Collaborators

Denzel Washington talks to The Hollywood Reporter about life in his 60s and why theater is his first love ahead of accepting the AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6.

Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute Board of Trustees on Friday announced that Denzel Washington will be the recipient of the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award.

George Clooney Says ‘Batman & Robin’ Was a Career Wake-Up Call

George Clooney has done more by the age of 57 than others could in three lifetimes. After his breakout role as the charming Dr. Ross on the medical drama 'ER,' he's starred in popcorn fare like the…

AFI Turns 50: 7 Greatest Moments From the Life Achievement Awards

Since 1973, one influential artist (think Beatty, Spielberg, Fonda) has been singled out each year in a ceremony that has become the hottest ticket in Hollywood.

Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90

"Mr. Warmth" forged a career when he turned the tables on his hecklers, going on to make fun of everyone he encountered — even Frank Sinatra.

Steve Martin on Whether ‘The Jerk’ Would Work in Today’s PC Climate

As AFI honors him with its 43rd Life Achievement Award, the actor offers up his own memories about some of the signature roles of his prolific film career and opens up about donning his old King Tut…

AFI Tribute: Will TNT Censor Wanda Sykes’ Off-Color Joke About Michael Douglas?

The crowd fell decidedly silent after the actress-comedian made a quip about Douglas' cancer.

AFI Awards to Be Presented Jan. 10

The American Film Institute is now accepting submissions for the honors, which will be announced Dec. 9.

Mel Brooks on Comedy Legends Madeline Kahn and Gene Wilder

The 41st recipient of AFI's highest honor opens up about his six-decade career, late wife Anne Bancroft and why he kept working with the same circle of actors: "You know what they're capable of, how…

Comic King Mel Brooks to Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement Award

The writer-director of "The Producers" and "Blazing Saddles" will be honored at a gala in June that will be broadcast by TNT and Turner Classic Movies.

AFI Awards 2012 to Take Place January 11

The AFI Awards honorees, representing the best films and TV programs of the year, will be announced Dec. 10, 2012, and awards presented Jan. 11, 2013.

TV Land to Cut Don Rickles’ Obama Joke From Shirley MacLaine AFI Tribute (Exclusive)

UPDATED: The comic's material will be edited out of the scheduled broadcast on June 24.