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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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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, ...more
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwrighter, actress, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. During a career spanning six decades, she ...more
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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness ...more
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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio ...more
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David Lean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Sir David Lean, CBE was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and Doctor ...more
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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of ...more
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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His ...more
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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical ...more
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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks ...more
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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The ...more
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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. He had also been ...more
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more
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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades. He made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated ...more
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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, ...more
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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which ...more
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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive ...more
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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more
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John Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
John Ford was a film film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter.
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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: ...more
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Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Kirk Douglas is an American film and stage actor, film producer and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of ...more
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Lillian Gish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list AFI Life Achievement Award Winners List
Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. Gish was called The First Lady of ...more