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Steve Martin to be honored with AFI Life Achievement Award

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Steve Martin will be honored with this year’s Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute (AFI).

The AFI announced on October 3 that Steve Martin would be getting its highest award for a career in film.

The award will be given at a tribute in Los Angeles in June 2015. The gala ceremony will be aired for a third year on the TNT network and by its sister channel, Turner Classic Movies.

Steve Martin will be honored with this year's Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute

Steve Martin will be honored with this year’s Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute

Steve Martin, 69, followed initial stardom as a stand-up and TV performer with his debut feature film, The Jerk, in 1979.

Steve Martin’s many other films include Pennies from Heaven, Three Amigos!, Little Shop of Horrors, All of Me, Roxanne and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Previous award recipients of the AFI award include Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Mel Brooks and Jane Fonda.