Top Ten AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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.

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1Harrison Ford - 2000Harrison 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.
2Sean Connery - 2006Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes.
3Steven Spielberg - 1995
4Orson Welles - 1975
5Martin Scorsese - 1997Martin 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, more.
6Clint Eastwood - 1996Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.
7Jack Nicholson - 1994John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.
8Meryl Streep - 2004Mary 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.
9Alfred Hitchcock - 1979Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
10Al Pacino - 2007

The Contenders

11John Williams - 2016
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