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Denzel Washington to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

October 5, 2018

FILE - In this July 17, 2018 file photo, Denzel Washington attends the premiere of "The Equalizer 2" in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute said Washington will receive the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award. The AFI annual gala will be held on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT.

Washington’s Hollywood career has spanned over four decades where he has acted in, directed and produced films. With nine Academy Award nominations, Washington has won for his performances in “Glory” and “Training Day.” He’s also won a Tony Award for “Fences.”

The 63-year-old will be the 47th recipient of the prestigious honor from the AFI, joining the ranks of Mel Brooks, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Alfred Hitchcock. Last year’s AFI Life Achievement Award honoree was George Clooney.

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