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The incomparable Denzel Washington will be honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

The two-time Oscar winner will receive the award on June 6, 2019 at AFI’s annual gala tribute.

Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, released the following statement on Friday:

Denzel Washington is an American icon.

As an actor, he stands tall as a heroic, stoic embodiment of the best in all of us, and he does so with heart, humanity and one of the brightest smiles to ever light up the screen.

Equally formidable as director and producer, he is a creative force to be reckoned with — and one of the most vital, relevant artists working today. AFI is proud to present him with its 47th Life Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Denzel on an honor truly deserved.

What are your top 3 Denzel movies and/or roles?

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