Thesp has dedicated 45 years to film, TV
Thanks to the Hollywood Film Festival, two-time Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon can now boast a lifetime achievement award.The fest is throwing kudos Lemmon’s way to celebrate his 45 productive years in the film and TV biz. During his career, Lemmon racked up eight Academy Award noms (only Jack Nicholson, Spencer Tracy and Laurence Olivier have earned more), and won twice — as best actor in “Save the Tiger” (1973) and best supporting actor in “Mister Roberts” (1955). As helmer of 1971′s “Kotch,” Lemmon also steered Walter Matthau to a best actor Oscar win. Most recently, Lemmon starred in TV’s “Inherit the Wind” and “12 Angry Men” and the pics “Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men,” “Out to Sea” and “The Odd Couple II.” Lemmon will pick up his lifetime award at a fest ceremony Aug. 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. By mid-July, the third annual Hollywood Film Festival will have narrowed down its 800 pic submissions into its final selections to screen Aug. 4-9 at Paramount Studios.