Citizen Kane Stands the Test of Time

10 Years Later, Orson Welles' Classic Remains Atop AFI's List of 100

Greatest Movies of All Time

Raging Bull and Vertigo Crack the Top 10 - The Lord of the Rings: The

Fellowship of the Ring, Saving Private Ryan, The Sixth Sense and Titanic

Among Films to Make List for the First Time



20 Jun, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Film Institute

    LOS ANGELES, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Film
 Institute (AFI) revealed the 100 greatest movies of all time in AFI's 100
 Years ... 100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition, a three-hour special
 television event on CBS hosted by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan
 Freeman. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined
 that CITIZEN KANE -- which Orson Welles directed, produced, wrote and
 starred in at the age of 25 -- remains the greatest movie of all time.
     Films that also made the top 10 include THE GODFATHER (#2), CASABLANCA
 (#3), RAGING BULL (#4), SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (#5), GONE WITH THE WIND (#6),
 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (#7), SCHINDLER'S LIST (#8), VERTIGO (#9) and THE WIZARD
 OF OZ (#10).
     "American film has always reflected and, in many respects, defined who
 we are," said AFI President and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg. "But like all
 art forms, our perceptions of the movies change over time. AFI is proud to
 conduct this poll every 10 years to mark these changing cultural
 perspectives -- and to continue to drive new generations to the classics of
 American film."
     Other interesting facts about the 2007 list include:
 
     -- This is the first year that RAGING BULL and VERTIGO have made the
        top 10. They were ranked #24 and #61 respectively when the original
        AFI's 100 Years ...  100 Movies poll was conducted in 1997.
 
     -- Out of the 43 newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006, only THE
        LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (#50), SAVING PRIVATE
        RYAN (#71), TITANIC (#83) and THE SIXTH SENSE (#89) made the cut.
 
     -- Other new additions to the list include: THE GENERAL (#18), INTOLERANCE
        (#49), NASHVILLE (#59), SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (#61), CABARET (#63), WHO'S
        AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (#67), THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (#72), IN THE
        HEAT OF THE NIGHT (#75), ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (#77), SPARTACUS
        (#81), SUNRISE (#82), A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (#85), 12 ANGRY MEN (#87),
        SWING TIME (#90), SOPHIE'S CHOICE (#91), THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (#95),
        DO THE RIGHT THING (#96), BLADE RUNNER (#97) and TOY STORY (#99).
 
     -- John Ford's epic Western THE SEARCHERS moved up the list the most of
        any film -- rising 84 spots to a new position at #12.  CITY LIGHTS,
        VERTIGO and UNFORGIVEN also rose prominently, moving from #76 to #11
        (CITY LIGHTS); #61 TO #9 (VERTIGO) and #98 to #68 (UNFORGIVEN).
 
 
     -- Steven Spielberg is the most represented director with five films: ET,
        JAWS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST.
        Spielberg was the most represented director on AFI's original list --
        also with five films. (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND has been
        replaced by SAVING PRIVATE RYAN as the fifth entry.)  Directors Alfred
        Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Billy Wilder each have four films on the
        list.  Frank Capra, Charles Chaplin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston
        and Martin Scorsese each have three.
 
     -- Robert De Niro and James Stewart are the most represented actors with
        five films each.  Faye Dunaway, Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton are
        the most represented actresses with three films each.
 
 
     The complete list of honorees is:
 
     1      CITIZEN KANE                                           1941
     2      THE GODFATHER                                          1972
     3      CASABLANCA                                             1942
     4      RAGING BULL                                            1980
     5      SINGIN' IN THE RAIN                                    1952
     6      GONE WITH THE WIND                                     1939
     7      LAWRENCE OF ARABIA                                     1962
     8      SCHINDLER'S LIST                                       1993
     9      VERTIGO                                                1958
     10     THE WIZARD OF OZ                                       1939
     11     CITY LIGHTS                                            1931
     12     THE SEARCHERS                                          1956
     13     STAR WARS                                              1977
     14     PSYCHO                                                 1960
     15     2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY                                  1968
     16     SUNSET BLVD.                                           1950
     17     THE GRADUATE                                           1967
     18     THE GENERAL                                            1927
     19     ON THE WATERFRONT                                      1954
     20     IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE                                  1946
     21     CHINATOWN                                              1974
     22     SOME LIKE IT HOT                                       1959
     23     THE GRAPES OF WRATH                                    1940
     24     E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL                             1982
     25     TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                                  1962
     26     MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON                           1939
     27     HIGH NOON                                              1952
     28     ALL ABOUT EVE                                          1950
     29     DOUBLE INDEMNITY                                       1944
     30     APOCALYPSE NOW                                         1979
     31     THE MALTESE FALCON                                     1941
     32     THE GODFATHER PART II                                  1974
     33     ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST                        1975
     34     SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS                        1937
     35     ANNIE HALL                                             1977
     36     THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI                           1957
     37     THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES                            1946
     38     THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE                       1948
     39     DR. STRANGELOVE                                        1964
     40     THE SOUND OF MUSIC                                     1965
     41     KING KONG                                              1933
     42     BONNIE AND CLYDE                                       1967
     43     MIDNIGHT COWBOY                                        1969
     44     THE PHILADELPHIA STORY                                 1940
     45     SHANE                                                  1953
     46     IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT                                  1934
     47     A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE                               1951
     48     REAR WINDOW                                            1954
     49     INTOLERANCE                                            1916
     50     THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING      2001
     51     WEST SIDE STORY                                        1961
     52     TAXI DRIVER                                            1976
     53     THE DEER HUNTER                                        1978
     54     M*A*S*H                                                1970
     55     NORTH BY NORTHWEST                                     1959
     56     JAWS                                                   1975
     57     ROCKY                                                  1976
     58     THE GOLD RUSH                                          1925
     59     NASHVILLE                                              1975
     60     DUCK SOUP                                              1933
     61     SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS                                     1941
     62     AMERICAN GRAFFITI                                      1973
     63     CABARET                                                1972
     64     NETWORK                                                1976
     65     THE AFRICAN QUEEN                                      1951
     66     RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK                                1981
     67     WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?                        1966
     68     UNFORGIVEN                                             1992
     69     TOOTSIE                                                1982
     70     A CLOCKWORK ORANGE                                     1971
     71     SAVING PRIVATE RYAN                                    1998
     72     THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION                               1994
     73     BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID                     1969
     74     THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS                               1991
     75     IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT                               1967
     76     FORREST GUMP                                           1994
     77     ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN                                1976
     78     MODERN TIMES                                           1936
     79     THE WILD BUNCH                                         1969
     80     THE APARTMENT                                          1960
     81     SPARTACUS                                              1960
     82     SUNRISE                                                1927
     83     TITANIC                                                1997
     84     EASY RIDER                                             1969
     85     A NIGHT AT THE OPERA                                   1935
     86     PLATOON                                                1986
     87     12 ANGRY MEN                                           1957
     88     BRINGING UP BABY                                       1938
     89     THE SIXTH SENSE                                        1999
     90     SWING TIME                                             1936
     91     SOPHIE'S CHOICE                                        1982
     92     GOODFELLAS                                             1990
     93     THE FRENCH CONNECTION                                  1971
     94     PULP FICTION                                           1994
     95     THE LAST PICTURE SHOW                                  1971
     96     DO THE RIGHT THING                                     1989
     97     BLADE RUNNER                                           1982
     98     YANKEE DOODLE DANDY                                    1942
     99     TOY STORY                                              1995
     100    BEN-HUR                                                1959
     To compile the final list, AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated
 movies to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community,
 including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, and
 cinematographers), critics and historians.
     AFI asks jurors to consider the following criteria in their selection
 process:
     -- Feature-Length Fiction Film: Narrative format, typically over 60
        minutes in length.
 
     -- American Film: Motion picture with significant creative and/or
        production elements from the United States.
 
     -- Critical Recognition: Formal commendation in print, television and
        digital media.
 
     -- Major Award Winner: Recognition from competitive events including
        awards from peer groups, critics, guilds and major film festivals.
 
     -- Popularity Over Time: Including success at the box office, television
        and cable airings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.
 
     -- Historical Significance: A film's mark on the history of the moving
        image through visionary narrative devices, technical innovation or
        other groundbreaking achievements.
 
     -- Cultural Impact: A film's mark on American society in matters of style
        and substance.
 
     -- AFI also allowed five write-in votes per ballot.
     This year's broadcast breaks new ground by expanding the national
 debate on film online. Movie fans can visit http://www.AFI.com to debate
 the list and make their case for what is the greatest movie of all time and
 why. Additionally, they can visit http://www.youtube.com/AFI to not only
 view clips of Hollywood's hottest stars talking about their favorite
 movies, but also to post their own video replies. Major studios are also
 partnering with AOL and Best Buy to promote AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies --
 10th Anniversary Edition with a special Web site on Moviefone,
 http://www.afi.aol.com. The site features a "Guess the AFI Top 10"
 sweepstakes, movie trivia and much more.
     Immediately after the broadcast of the program, visitors can go to
 http://www.AFI.com to download an enhanced version of AFI's complete 10th
 Anniversary list to keep track of the movies they want to see, and to
 reference the original 1997 list of top 100 movies. Additionally for the
 first time, millions of TiVo subscribers can set up an AFI "Guru Guide"
 which will automatically record any movie from AFI's list when scheduled by
 any channel tracked by TiVo.
     For the 10th consecutive year, the primetime special was executive
 produced and directed by Gary Smith; executive produced for AFI by former
 AFI Board Chair Emeritus Frederick S. Pierce; and produced by Dann Netter
 and Bob Gazzale. SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program.
 Major sponsors include Best Buy, Colgate Total, GM, The Home Depot,
 Paramount, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Sony, Warner Bros. and all major motion
 picture companies.
     About the American Film Institute
 
     AFI celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2007.
     AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education
 and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film,
 television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers
 at its world- renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage
 through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital
 technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content
 Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in
 the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST presented by Audi:
 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival -- as well as year-round
 programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural
 Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery
 Channel Documentary Festival. AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac for the 21st
 century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television
 programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has ignited
 extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And, during the
 past 35 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor
 for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is available at
 AFI.com.
 
 

SOURCE American Film Institute
    LOS ANGELES, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Film
 Institute (AFI) revealed the 100 greatest movies of all time in AFI's 100
 Years ... 100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition, a three-hour special
 television event on CBS hosted by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan
 Freeman. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined
 that CITIZEN KANE -- which Orson Welles directed, produced, wrote and
 starred in at the age of 25 -- remains the greatest movie of all time.
     Films that also made the top 10 include THE GODFATHER (#2), CASABLANCA
 (#3), RAGING BULL (#4), SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (#5), GONE WITH THE WIND (#6),
 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (#7), SCHINDLER'S LIST (#8), VERTIGO (#9) and THE WIZARD
 OF OZ (#10).
     "American film has always reflected and, in many respects, defined who
 we are," said AFI President and CEO Jean Picker Firstenberg. "But like all
 art forms, our perceptions of the movies change over time. AFI is proud to
 conduct this poll every 10 years to mark these changing cultural
 perspectives -- and to continue to drive new generations to the classics of
 American film."
     Other interesting facts about the 2007 list include:
 
     -- This is the first year that RAGING BULL and VERTIGO have made the
        top 10. They were ranked #24 and #61 respectively when the original
        AFI's 100 Years ...  100 Movies poll was conducted in 1997.
 
     -- Out of the 43 newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006, only THE
        LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (#50), SAVING PRIVATE
        RYAN (#71), TITANIC (#83) and THE SIXTH SENSE (#89) made the cut.
 
     -- Other new additions to the list include: THE GENERAL (#18), INTOLERANCE
        (#49), NASHVILLE (#59), SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (#61), CABARET (#63), WHO'S
        AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (#67), THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (#72), IN THE
        HEAT OF THE NIGHT (#75), ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (#77), SPARTACUS
        (#81), SUNRISE (#82), A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (#85), 12 ANGRY MEN (#87),
        SWING TIME (#90), SOPHIE'S CHOICE (#91), THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (#95),
        DO THE RIGHT THING (#96), BLADE RUNNER (#97) and TOY STORY (#99).
 
     -- John Ford's epic Western THE SEARCHERS moved up the list the most of
        any film -- rising 84 spots to a new position at #12.  CITY LIGHTS,
        VERTIGO and UNFORGIVEN also rose prominently, moving from #76 to #11
        (CITY LIGHTS); #61 TO #9 (VERTIGO) and #98 to #68 (UNFORGIVEN).
 
 
     -- Steven Spielberg is the most represented director with five films: ET,
        JAWS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST.
        Spielberg was the most represented director on AFI's original list --
        also with five films. (CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND has been
        replaced by SAVING PRIVATE RYAN as the fifth entry.)  Directors Alfred
        Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Billy Wilder each have four films on the
        list.  Frank Capra, Charles Chaplin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston
        and Martin Scorsese each have three.
 
     -- Robert De Niro and James Stewart are the most represented actors with
        five films each.  Faye Dunaway, Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton are
        the most represented actresses with three films each.
 
 
     The complete list of honorees is:
 
     1      CITIZEN KANE                                           1941
     2      THE GODFATHER                                          1972
     3      CASABLANCA                                             1942
     4      RAGING BULL                                            1980
     5      SINGIN' IN THE RAIN                                    1952
     6      GONE WITH THE WIND                                     1939
     7      LAWRENCE OF ARABIA                                     1962
     8      SCHINDLER'S LIST                                       1993
     9      VERTIGO                                                1958
     10     THE WIZARD OF OZ                                       1939
     11     CITY LIGHTS                                            1931
     12     THE SEARCHERS                                          1956
     13     STAR WARS                                              1977
     14     PSYCHO                                                 1960
     15     2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY                                  1968
     16     SUNSET BLVD.                                           1950
     17     THE GRADUATE                                           1967
     18     THE GENERAL                                            1927
     19     ON THE WATERFRONT                                      1954
     20     IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE                                  1946
     21     CHINATOWN                                              1974
     22     SOME LIKE IT HOT                                       1959
     23     THE GRAPES OF WRATH                                    1940
     24     E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL                             1982
     25     TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD                                  1962
     26     MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON                           1939
     27     HIGH NOON                                              1952
     28     ALL ABOUT EVE                                          1950
     29     DOUBLE INDEMNITY                                       1944
     30     APOCALYPSE NOW                                         1979
     31     THE MALTESE FALCON                                     1941
     32     THE GODFATHER PART II                                  1974
     33     ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST                        1975
     34     SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS                        1937
     35     ANNIE HALL                                             1977
     36     THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI                           1957
     37     THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES                            1946
     38     THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE                       1948
     39     DR. STRANGELOVE                                        1964
     40     THE SOUND OF MUSIC                                     1965
     41     KING KONG                                              1933
     42     BONNIE AND CLYDE                                       1967
     43     MIDNIGHT COWBOY                                        1969
     44     THE PHILADELPHIA STORY                                 1940
     45     SHANE                                                  1953
     46     IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT                                  1934
     47     A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE                               1951
     48     REAR WINDOW                                            1954
     49     INTOLERANCE                                            1916
     50     THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING      2001
     51     WEST SIDE STORY                                        1961
     52     TAXI DRIVER                                            1976
     53     THE DEER HUNTER                                        1978
     54     M*A*S*H                                                1970
     55     NORTH BY NORTHWEST                                     1959
     56     JAWS                                                   1975
     57     ROCKY                                                  1976
     58     THE GOLD RUSH                                          1925
     59     NASHVILLE                                              1975
     60     DUCK SOUP                                              1933
     61     SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS                                     1941
     62     AMERICAN GRAFFITI                                      1973
     63     CABARET                                                1972
     64     NETWORK                                                1976
     65     THE AFRICAN QUEEN                                      1951
     66     RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK                                1981
     67     WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?                        1966
     68     UNFORGIVEN                                             1992
     69     TOOTSIE                                                1982
     70     A CLOCKWORK ORANGE                                     1971
     71     SAVING PRIVATE RYAN                                    1998
     72     THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION                               1994
     73     BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID                     1969
     74     THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS                               1991
     75     IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT                               1967
     76     FORREST GUMP                                           1994
     77     ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN                                1976
     78     MODERN TIMES                                           1936
     79     THE WILD BUNCH                                         1969
     80     THE APARTMENT                                          1960
     81     SPARTACUS                                              1960
     82     SUNRISE                                                1927
     83     TITANIC                                                1997
     84     EASY RIDER                                             1969
     85     A NIGHT AT THE OPERA                                   1935
     86     PLATOON                                                1986
     87     12 ANGRY MEN                                           1957
     88     BRINGING UP BABY                                       1938
     89     THE SIXTH SENSE                                        1999
     90     SWING TIME                                             1936
     91     SOPHIE'S CHOICE                                        1982
     92     GOODFELLAS                                             1990
     93     THE FRENCH CONNECTION                                  1971
     94     PULP FICTION                                           1994
     95     THE LAST PICTURE SHOW                                  1971
     96     DO THE RIGHT THING                                     1989
     97     BLADE RUNNER                                           1982
     98     YANKEE DOODLE DANDY                                    1942
     99     TOY STORY                                              1995
     100    BEN-HUR                                                1959
     To compile the final list, AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated
 movies to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community,
 including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, and
 cinematographers), critics and historians.
     AFI asks jurors to consider the following criteria in their selection
 process:
     -- Feature-Length Fiction Film: Narrative format, typically over 60
        minutes in length.
 
     -- American Film: Motion picture with significant creative and/or
        production elements from the United States.
 
     -- Critical Recognition: Formal commendation in print, television and
        digital media.
 
     -- Major Award Winner: Recognition from competitive events including
        awards from peer groups, critics, guilds and major film festivals.
 
     -- Popularity Over Time: Including success at the box office, television
        and cable airings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.
 
     -- Historical Significance: A film's mark on the history of the moving
        image through visionary narrative devices, technical innovation or
        other groundbreaking achievements.
 
     -- Cultural Impact: A film's mark on American society in matters of style
        and substance.
 
     -- AFI also allowed five write-in votes per ballot.
     This year's broadcast breaks new ground by expanding the national
 debate on film online. Movie fans can visit http://www.AFI.com to debate
 the list and make their case for what is the greatest movie of all time and
 why. Additionally, they can visit http://www.youtube.com/AFI to not only
 view clips of Hollywood's hottest stars talking about their favorite
 movies, but also to post their own video replies. Major studios are also
 partnering with AOL and Best Buy to promote AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies --
 10th Anniversary Edition with a special Web site on Moviefone,
 http://www.afi.aol.com. The site features a "Guess the AFI Top 10"
 sweepstakes, movie trivia and much more.
     Immediately after the broadcast of the program, visitors can go to
 http://www.AFI.com to download an enhanced version of AFI's complete 10th
 Anniversary list to keep track of the movies they want to see, and to
 reference the original 1997 list of top 100 movies. Additionally for the
 first time, millions of TiVo subscribers can set up an AFI "Guru Guide"
 which will automatically record any movie from AFI's list when scheduled by
 any channel tracked by TiVo.
     For the 10th consecutive year, the primetime special was executive
 produced and directed by Gary Smith; executive produced for AFI by former
 AFI Board Chair Emeritus Frederick S. Pierce; and produced by Dann Netter
 and Bob Gazzale. SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program.
 Major sponsors include Best Buy, Colgate Total, GM, The Home Depot,
 Paramount, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Sony, Warner Bros. and all major motion
 picture companies.
     About the American Film Institute
 
     AFI celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2007.
     AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education
 and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film,
 television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers
 at its world- renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage
 through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital
 technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content
 Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in
 the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST presented by Audi:
 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival -- as well as year-round
 programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural
 Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery
 Channel Documentary Festival. AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac for the 21st
 century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television
 programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has ignited
 extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And, during the
 past 35 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor
 for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is available at
 AFI.com.
 
 SOURCE American Film Institute