Actress Jane Fonda has been selected to receive the American Film Institute’s 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award. She will be presented with the honour IN Los Angeles on June 5th. Both TNT and Turner classic movies will air the event.
Jane’s father, Henry Fonda was also bestowed with this honour in 1978. The two Oscar Award, two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards winner takes after her father’s course. The Fondas become the first father daughter pair to be recognised with the title. Before the Fondas, Kirk Douglas and his son Michael Douglas were recognized in 1991 and 2009 respectively; Warren Beatty and his sister Shirely MacLaine were honoured in 2008 and 2012 respectively. This makes the Fondas the third family to receive multiple AFI Awards.
While announcing Jane’s selection by the AFI board, Howard Stringer, the board’s chair, said, “Jane Fonda is American film royalty. A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon. Today she stands tall among the giants of American film.”
Jane Fonda started her career in 1960 and since then there has been no looking back for her. Having acted in more than 40 films she ruled the decade with an average of two films a year. A fey of her best works include, ‘Barbarella’, ‘Cat Ballou’, ‘Tall Story’, ‘The China Syndrome’, ‘9 to 5’, ‘On Golden Pond’ etc
Not only is Jane a wonderful actor, but also writer, a political activist, former fashion model and a fitness guru. Actors like these definitely set benchmarks for the generation next.