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  • vlaxym
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    Earlier this week Jane Fonda received her overdue tribute. Who do you think will and should receive this honor in near future?
    Here are my choices:
    1. Francis Ford Coppola
    2. Gene Hackman (can’t believe he hasn’t got it yet)
    3. Diane Keaton
    4. Jodie Foster
    5. Robert Duvall

    I think Olivia DeHavilnad should’ve received it, but I don’t think she will.

    Also, nobody talks about this award anymore, is it become so unimportant?

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    GraysWay
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    #154408

    There are a few people I would pick over Diane Keaton.

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    vinny
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    #154409

    I like ur list and will add three more people:

    1)Glenn Close
    2)Doris Day
    3)Sissy Spaceck 

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    Rich Landry
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    Denzel Washington
    Jodie Foster  
    Anthony Hopkins
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Sean Penn

    These all seem likely. Lately they have been selecting someone older but they did have a period where they had individuals under 50 in. Tom Hanks was only 45 when he was selected.  

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    benbraddock
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    #154411

    1. GENE HACKMAN
    2. WOODY ALLEN
    3. DIANE KEATON
    4. ROBERT DUVALL

    anybody else before these 4 would be silly

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    Chris Beachum
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    They must agree to attend, so some of these haven’t been selected for that reason. Also, it is a big moneymaker for the AFI, so they carefully choose someone who the studios will support and sell out the tables/program ads for the evening.

    Hanks was an exception (also Spielberg) when they tried to go younger. It even caused the founding producer to leave. IMO it should never be someone younger than 60.

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    24Emmy
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    #154413

    Gene Hackman stands out as an obvious choice for this next year.

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    KT
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    How dare this organization say it stands for the best of American cinema when it has yet to honor the living director who has made the greatest contributions to the art form (Francis Ford Coppola) and perhaps one of the greatest living actors in Gene Hackman. The fact that these two along with Duvall were bypassed for the likes of Hanks, Spielberg (before Scorsese, blasphemous…money certainly rules), Lucas, and even Streep (she was honored before older actresses) is outrageous.

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    Pavel Romanov
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    Gene Hackman stands out as an obvious choice for this next year.

    Hackman will never do it. He’s totally retired and living in New Mexico.

    Fonda was only the 8th woman ever honored by AFI, so maybe it’ll be better if the group picks another female honoree (Close, Weaver, Sarandon, Spacek, Keaton). Jodie Foster is way too young.

    Denzel Washington would be interesting, but maybe too early. Maybe Duvall.

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    Pavel Romanov
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    How dare this organization say it stands for the best of American cinema when it has yet to honor the living director who has made the greatest contributions to the art form (Francis Ford Coppola) and perhaps one of the greatest living actors in Gene Hackman. The fact that these two along with Duvall were bypassed for the likes of Hanks, Spielberg (before Scorsese, blasphemous…money certainly rules), Lucas, and even Streep (she was honored before older actresses) is outrageous.

    I have no doubt they offered Hackman the award, but he turned it down. They rarely award directors but Coppola would be next if they go that route again. 

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    24Emmy
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    Fonda was only the 8th woman ever honored by AFI, so maybe it’ll be better if the group picks another female honoree (Close, Weaver, Sarandon, Spacek, Keaton). Jodie Foster is way too young.

     

    I’d add Sally Field and Jessica Lange to that group.

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    KT
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    [quote=”rbttk1721″]How dare this organization say it stands for the best of American cinema when it has yet to honor the living director who has made the greatest contributions to the art form (Francis Ford Coppola) and perhaps one of the greatest living actors in Gene Hackman. The fact that these two along with Duvall were bypassed for the likes of Hanks, Spielberg (before Scorsese, blasphemous…money certainly rules), Lucas, and even Streep (she was honored before older actresses) is outrageous.

    I have no doubt they offered Hackman the award, but he turned it down. They rarely award directors but Coppola would be next if they go that route again. [/quote]

    I agree with you.  I’m sure Hackman was asked, but it probably came too late and quite possibly pissed him off when he saw who was being recognized before him.  It’s a severe blight on the legitimacy on the award.  Also, Coppola was the one who profoundly influenced Lucas especially, as well as Scorsese and Spielberg (who has called The Godfather one of the greatest films ever)…what a joke that they should have been honored before him.  Coppola’s consolation: four masterpiece films considered among the greatest of all time + Patton.

    Also, wasn’t this the award that honored Hanks before De Niro?  Why do we care so much about it lol? 

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    tennisfreak
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    #154419

    While I would normally subscribe to Boomer’s rule that under 60 need not apply, I feel I would disagree in Jodie Foster’s case simply because the body of work as an actress (if we set aside her directorial career) is very much there and above her peers and because she became an important actress so young (the 2015 AFI will be 39 years after Taxi Driver came out; for reference Bette Davis received hers 43 years after Of Human Bondage and Meryl got hers 26 years after The Deer Hunter). An award for her would be justified albeit as an exception to a general rule.

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    #154420

    Sissy Spacek 

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    #154421

    1-Daniel Day Lewis
    2-Geoffery Rush
    3-Glenn Close
    4-Julianne Moore
    5-Gene Hackman
    6-Robbin Williams

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