Coppola, Godard and Wallach honoured by Academy
The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is being honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The seventy one year old — known for films including Apocalypse Now and The Conversation — will add the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award to five Oscars he’s collected during his glittering career. The honour goes to producers whose work has been of a consistently high standard.
The Academy has also announced that honorary Oscars will be awarded to the French
director Jean-Luc Godard — whose films include the French New Wave classics, À Bout de Souffle, Le Mépris and Pierrot le Fou — the ninety-four year old The Good, the Bad and the Ugly actor Eli Wallach and the film historian Kevin Brownlow.
The Academy’s president Tom Sherak said each of the honorees had touched movie audiences
worldwide and influenced the motion picture industry through their work.