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Diane Keaton to receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton will receive The American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Keaton at a Gala Tribute on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles.

"Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair, AFI Board of Trustees. "Peerless in her mastery of both comedy and drama, she has won the world's heart time and again by creating characters of both great strength and vulnerability. Her career as a director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents. AFI is proud to present her with its 45th Life Achievement Award."

Diane Keaton is a multifaceted actor, director, producer, author, real estate developer and photographer who has starred in over 60 movies including "The Godfather," "Annie Hall," "Play It Again, Sam," "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" and "The First Wives Club" to name a few.

Most recently, the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute brought together the film and music communities to celebrate John Williams, the first composer honored in the award's history. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg (1995) presented the award, while J.J. Abrams, Drew Barrymore, Kobe Bryant, Chris Columbus, Gustavo Dudamel, Will Ferrell, Harrison Ford (2000), Morgan Freeman (2011), Mark Hamill, Tom Hanks (2002), Bryce Dallas Howard, Cloris Leachman, Seth MacFarlane, Steve Martin (2015), Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Itzhak Perlman and Daisy Ridley paid tribute to Williams in an evening filled with music and memories.

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