Vet actor-director gets nod for lifetime achievement

Clint Eastwood, who has spent four decades as a major figure in the motion picture industry, will receive the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award on March 3.

Eastwood, who has starred in more than 40 films and marked his 20th picture as a director with “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” was described by the guild as “one of the motion picture industry’s foremost box office champions.”

He won best director and best picture Oscars for “Unforgiven” (1992), although he had become something of an icon long before in Sergio Leone-directed Westerns and as the testy San Francisco detective known as Dirty Harry. Recent pictures include “Absolute Power” “The Bridges of Madison County” and “In the Line of Fire.”

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