Steve Martin to Receive AFI's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award

October 4, 2014 12:33 AM

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Steve Martin to Receive AFI's 43rd Lifetime Achievement Award

has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. AFI's chairman Howard Stringer announced on Friday, October 3 that the funnyman would be honored with the 43rd special tribute in a Los Angeles gala next year.

"Steve Martin is an American original," said Stringer in a statement. "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...

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