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Lensers org fetes Beatty

Thesp recognized for 'artistic achievement'

Warren Beatty will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ Governors Award when the group holds its annual prize ceremony on Feb. 20.

ASC president Victor J. Kemper said Beatty “has set high standards for artistic achievement as an actor, director, writer and producer.”

The Governors Award is the only prize that ASC reserves for non-cinematographers. Beatty, the 10th recipient of the award in the 80-year history of ASC, joins a group of past winners that includes Gregory Peck, Charles Champlin, Sheldon Leonard, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster, Robert Wise, Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Altman.

Beatty won an Oscar in 1982 for directing “Reds.” He also received Academy Award nominations for “Bulworth” (1999), for best original screenplay; “Bugsy” (1992), best actor and picture; “Reds,” best actor, picture and screenplay; “Heaven Can Wait” (1979), best actor, picture and screenplay; “Shampoo” (1976), best original screenplay; and “Bonnie and Clyde” (1968), best actor and picture.

He has also won five Golden Globes.

Two cinematographers who worked with Beatty — Burnett Guffey (“Bonnie and Clyde,” directed by Arthur Penn) and Vittorio Storaro (“Reds”) — won Oscars for their work. Their colleague Bill Fraker, who shot “Heaven Can Wait,” is this year’s ASC lifetime achievement award recipient.

“It isn’t a coincidence that our members keep winning awards for artistic achievements for films that are either directed or produced by Warren Beatty,” Kemper said. “He recognizes and appreciates the potential of visual storytelling, and he gives cinematographers the creative latitude they need to help him realize his goals.”

The 14th annual ASC Awards show will take place at the Century Plaza Hotel. For info, call (323) 969-4333.

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