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AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List

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List of AFI Life Achievement Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All AFI Life Achievement Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the AFI Life Achievement Award award are listed along with photos for every AFI Life Achievement Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the AFI Life Achievement Award award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the AFI Life Achievement Award are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of AFI Life Achievement Award winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of AFI Life Achievement Award winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known AFI Life Achievement Award winners of all time. Anybody who won the AFI Life Achievement Award usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the AFI Life Achievement Award-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the AFI Life Achievement Award, so most of the famous AFI Life Achievement Award winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won AFI Life Achievement Award?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. Use this fact-based list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked. This list has a variety of items in it, from Shirley MacLaine to Orson Welles. (39 items)
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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Martin Charles Scorsese (, Italian: [skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an American-Italian filmmaker and historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese's body of work ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her ...more

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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work ...more

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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...more

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Robert Wise is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer, and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story ...more

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, and three ...more

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Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television, and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist, and author. An Academy Award winner, MacLaine ...more

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Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Sir Sidney Poitier, (; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film director. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best ...more

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Steven Allan Spielberg (; born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and ...more

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars ...more

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Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Henry Warren Beatty (born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best ...more

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William Wyler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
William Wyler (; born Willi Wyler (German: [ˈvɪlɪ ˈvi:lɐ]); July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Notable works include Ben-Hur (1959), The Best ...more