AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
A TRIBUTE TO JANE FONDA

About the Award

The highest honor given for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the AFI Board of Trustees on February 26, 1973. It is presented to a single honoree each year based on the following criteria as mandated through a resolution passed by the AFI Board of Trustees:

"The recipient should be one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time."

AFI Life Achievement Award Recipients
1973 - John Ford
1974 - James Cagney
1975 - Orson Welles
1976 - William Wyler
1977 - Bette Davis
1978 - Henry Fonda
1979 - Alfred Hitchcock
1980 - James Stewart
1981 - Fred Astaire
1982 - Frank Capra
1983 - John Huston
1984 - Lillian Gish
1985 - Gene Kelly
1986 - Billy Wilder
1987 - Barbara Stanwyck
1988 - Jack Lemmon
1989 - Gregory Peck
1990 - David Lean
1991 - Kirk Douglas
1992 - Sidney Poitier
1993 - Elizabeth Taylor
1994 - Jack Nicholson
1995 - Steven Spielberg
1996 - Clint Eastwood
1997 - Martin Scorsese
1998 - Robert Wise
1999 - Dustin Hoffman
2000 - Harrison Ford
2001 - Barbra Streisand
2002 - Tom Hanks
2003 - Robert De Niro
2004 - Meryl Streep
2005 - George Lucas
2006 - Sean Connery
2007 - Al Pacino
2008 - Warren Beatty
2009 - Michael Douglas
2010 - Mike Nichols
2011 - Morgan Freeman
2012 - Shirley MacLaine
2013 - Mel Brooks
2014 - Jane Fonda