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Jodie Foster to receive honorary degree from AFI

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Veteran actor-filmmaker will be conferred with an honorary degree from the American Institute (AFI).

The 55-year-old will receive Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa, along with fellow Academy Award-winner, Dean Tavoularis, 85.

The duo will be recognised for their contributions to cinema during the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremony on June 11 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, a statement on the institute's website read.

A two-time winner for acting, Foster has starred in films such as "Silence of the Lambs", "Taxi Driver", " The Accused", among others. She went on to take up directing with her debut "Little Man Tate" in 1991, in which she also featured.

Tavoularis is the longtime collaborator of Francis Ford Coppola, with credits that include the films as well as "Apocalypse Now", "Bonnie & Clyde" and "The Outsiders". He won his for "Part II" in 1975.

Foster and Tavoularis join the group of distinguished past recipients, such as Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Saul Bass, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Anne V Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Quentin Tarantino, and among others.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:10 IST