Samuel L. Jackson
, who most recently starred in the thriller Lakeview Terrace
, is set to receive the American Cinematheque Award for his “significant contribution to the art of the motion picture”. The award, which was previously given to fellow thespians Julia Roberts
, George Clooney
and Al Pacino
, will be given to him in ceremonies to be held on December 1 in Beverly Hills.
“[Jackson] is a professional's movie star,” Rick Nikita, the chair of the American Cinematheque's board, said. “The obvious talent and commitment that he brings to each role has resulted in what is arguably the highest total box office gross of any actor in movie history.”
The actor, who turns 60 in December, has appeared in several films since the 1970s, but is best known for his more recent work in Pulp Fiction
, Jurassic Park
, Coach Carter
, Snakes on a Plane
and the three Star Wars
The American Cinematheque, which was established in 1981, is a non-profit organization that organizes film screenings and seminars. It has honored actors, directors and writers since 1986; the ceremony is used to raise money for aspiring filmmakers.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: BBC News
(Image courtesy of Sony Pictures)