The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis. As a part of the ceremony that will highlight his prolific career, Lewis will have his hand and footprints cemented in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 12.
In addition to his successful career as an actor and director, Lewis is also a world-renowned humanitarian and the only entertainer to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He was also named one of “The Most Recognized Personalities on the Planet” by Newsweek magazine.
“Jerry has provided the world with great merriment and laughter, while also showing…what an exceptional dramatic actor he can be,” TCM host Robert Osborne said. “Add to that his many credits as a popular director, producer and writer, and you see the reasons we are pleased to be able to honor him for his more than 60 years of contributions to the world of motion pictures.”
Following the ceremony, Lewis will attend a screening of one of his most memorable films, “The Nutty Professor,” which he also directed. Prior to the film, Lewis will be interviewed by award-winning actress Illeana Douglas. Afterwards, he will stick around to answer questions from the audience.
The film festival will take place April 10-13 in Hollywood.