Jane Fonda Will Receive American Film Institute's 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award
04 Oct 2013
Two-time Tony Award nominee and Oscar winner Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute's 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute June 5, 2014, in Los Angeles.
The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its second year on TNT when it airs in June 2014, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
"Jane Fonda is American film royalty," said Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI's Board of Trustees, in a statement. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon. Today she stands tall among the giants of American film, and it is AFI's honor to present Jane Fonda with its 42nd Life Achievement Award."
Fonda, who was Tony-nominated for her performances in 33 Variations and There Was a Little Girl, received Academy Awards for "Klute" and "Coming Home." The actress, who has also been seen on Broadway in Invitation to a March, The Fun Couple and Strange Interlude, has appeared in over 40 films.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.