Mel Brooks given AFI lifetime achievement honour

Sunday, 09 June 2013 - 19:19

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Comic film director Mel Brooks has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.

Robert DeNiro and David Lynch were among those who attended the Hollywood ceremony to pay tribute to the 86-year-old, whose films include Young Frankenstein and The Producers.

Accepting the award from director Martin Scorsese, Brooks said: "Movies saved my life."

Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg applauded Brooks via video.

 



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