Martin Receives Career Honour

Comic STEVE MARTIN has been honoured with the AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE in recognition of his multiple contributions to the movie industry.

The TRAINS, PLANES AND AUTOMOBILES funnyman was described as a "Renaissance man" who has excelled in acting, comedy, writing, novels, art and banjo playing at the Los Angeles event on Friday (12NOV04).

He told the audience, "This evening is especially meaningful to me because when I was a kid, my friends and I used to play American Cinematheque awards show.

"There are so many familiar faces tonight, people I've worked with, people I haven't seen in years and I just thought, 'Why can't we wear name tags? What would be so wrong?'"

Previous winners of the prestigious honour include NICOLE KIDMAN, EDDIE MURPHY, MEL GIBSON, SIR SEAN CONNERY and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.

American Cinematheque is a non-profit arts organisation which uses proceeds from its annual awards ceremony to host screenings and other events.

15/11/2004 09:23

Contactmusic

Tags: Steve Martin - Nicole Kidman - Eddie - Mel Gibson - Sean Connery - Arnold Schwarzenegger


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella, Rapunzel and...

First Pictures Of Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition...

Win Tickets For V Festival 2014 in Chelmsford!

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.

Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

The new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy has been praised to the...

Critics Say 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Great, But Does Anyone Disagree?

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?
Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams' "Peter Pan" Casting

NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams...

NBC News Host Brian Williams Pulls Ultimate Embarrassing Dad Trick Announcing Allison Williams'

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D

When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he...

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3d Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Steve Martin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Steve Martin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All