Danny DeVito to be feted with lifetime achievement award


Actor Danny Devito will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Los Angeles Italia Fest next month (Mar18).

The Batman Returns star will be honored on 2 March with the Jack Valenti Los Angeles, Italia Legend Award for his contributions to the entertainment industry, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am honored to receive the 2018 Jack Valenti Legend Award,” a statement from DeVito reads. “I knew Jack well and admired him not only as a wonderful person but also as a world-class, inspirational leader, who throughout his years at the helm of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) earned respect for our motion picture industry throughout the world.”

Past recipients of the honor include Al Pacino, Anjelica Huston, Liza Minnelli, and Sylvester Stallone.