Press Trust of India
May 27, 2011 08:42 IST
Veteran Hollywood actor Al Pacino
has been honoured for his career achievements at a
The 71-year-old star received the Lee Strasberg
Artistic Achievement Award from The Actors Fund, which
benefits members of the performing arts community.
Pacino was handed the honour during a glitzy ceremony
at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan and
admitted he was delighted to receive the prize.
"I'm honoured to receive the Lee Strasberg Artistic
Achievement Award from The Actors Fund. From my decades of
work in theatre and film, I know firsthand the importance of
our community giving back to support those in need.
"Actors, musicians, directors, crew members and so
many others - they are all a part of our community. And when
they need a helping hand, we know The Actors Fund will be
there," the Godfather star said.
Cheers and Frasier star Bebe Neuwirth was also
feted at the event, receiving The Actors Fund Medal of Honor,
while a number of famous faces co-chaired the ceremony,
including Alec Baldwin and Annette Bening.