Reynolds Selected to Receive American Cinematheque Award

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Actor Ryan Reynolds has been selected to be the 36th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award, it was announced today.

Reynolds will receive the award in a tribute planned for Nov. 17 at The Beverly Hilton. It is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization that supports the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Los Feliz 3 Theatre in Los Feliz and the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

``Ryan Reynolds is a Renaissance Man 2.0 for our times,'' AC Board Chair Rick Nicita said in a statement. ``He is an actor, a business entrepreneur, a writer, a comedian, a producer and a creative innovator on screen and off. Most important to us, he is a true modern movie star.''

Reynolds has appeared in a number of movies and films including, ``Deadpool,'' ``The Adam Project'' and ``Red Notice.'' The Canadian government recently designated him a ``national treasure'' and he has been nominated for Golden Globe and Grammy awards for his work on the ``Deadpool'' franchise.

``He has reached the heights of stardom in movies shown on all platforms, in all genres ranging from comedies to dramas to action films or combinations of all three,'' Niciata said.

Previous American Cinematheque Award winners include Eddie Murphy, Bette Midler, Steven Speilberg, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese.

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