Veteran actor Danny Glover will receive the Career Achievement Award from the Bahamas International Film Festival in December at the Atlantis Theater.
The Bahamas International Film Festival’s founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool made the announcement and recognized Glover as an “extraordinary man.”
“Danny Glover is an extraordinary man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are equaled by his humanitarian achievements,” Vanderpool said. “We’re honored to recognize his amazing career at the Bahamas International Film Festival.”
Glover has starred in major films including Lethal Weapon, Dreamgirls, and The Color Purple.
In addition to major acting roles, Glover is also known for his philanthropic efforts regarding economic justice, health care and educational programs in the U.S. and Africa.
The Career Achievement Award is just one of the many honors that Glover has received throughout his career as an actor and philanthropist.
In 2011 he received the Pioneer Award from the National Civil Rights Museum and was given the Medaille des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture.
His outstanding work has earned him an Image Award, Cable ACE Award, a Daytime Emmy and four Emmy nominations.
Glover served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998 to 2004. Currently he is an ambassador for the UNICEF.
When it comes to the film industry, Glover’s contributions surpass just his performances on the big screen.
In 2005 he co-founded Louverture Films with Joslyn Barnes, a company that pushes to create films with historical relevance and social purpose. The company demonstrates Glover’s appreciation for artistic integrity.
The Bahamas International Film Festival will take place from Dec. 5 – 14 and Glover will be receive his award on Dec. 6.