Academy award winner, George Clooney was honored last night with the Lifetime achievement award at the American Film Institute held inside the Dolby theatre. George serves as the 46th recipient of the AFI honorary award.
The two-time Oscar winner in his acceptance speech as the honorary recipient highlighted on how he feels about the changes that has come up in the industry in regards to the Me Too movement and equal pay roll sphere headed by women in film. He said, “I’m very proud of the changes I’m seeing in this industry. They’re much overdue”. He concluded his speech with the remark ,“Tonight is very special, I will treasure it”.
The actor, who received kind words from family and friends in the industry was given an emotional read-out speech by his wife, Amal Clooney. Amal made reviews on George’s gentlemanly conducts on set. On the movie set of his directorial debut in 2002 for the movie Confessions of Dangerous Mind in Montreal, Amal said, “He refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below Zero”.
An honorary remark was paid to the actor by Ex-President Barrack Obama, who in a videotape showed his support to the grey-headed actor. He said, “He does the whole grey hair thing better than me, he is a good man, a good friend, a good citizen and an outstanding maker of films”.
Last year’s recipient of the honorary award, Diane Keaton followed next after Obama. She made the assertion that, “I really feel that you are irresistible in every possible way”.
George won his first Oscar in 2005 for a performance in a supporting role for the movie, Syriana. In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for the co-produced thriller movie Argo making him the only actor, who has been nominated for an Academy award in six different categories.