Top Ten AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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Every year since 1973, The American Film Institute has awarded the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award to a particular actor, actress, or filmmaker who has greatly contributed to enriching American television and film. These are the ten greatest actors who have won this award.

The Top Ten

1 Harrison Ford - 2000 Harrison Ford - 2000 Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.
2 Sean Connery - 2006 Sean Connery - 2006 Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
3 Steven Spielberg - 1995
4 Orson Welles - 1975
5 Martin Scorsese - 1997 Martin Scorsese - 1997 Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.
6 Clint Eastwood - 1996 Clint Eastwood - 1996 Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
7 Jack Nicholson - 1994 Jack Nicholson - 1994 John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.
8 Meryl Streep - 2004 Meryl Streep - 2004 Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.
9 Alfred Hitchcock - 1979 Alfred Hitchcock - 1979 Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
10 Al Pacino - 2007 Al Pacino - 2007

The Contenders

11 John Williams - 2016
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