Past Winners of HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award


Louis Gossett Jr.

Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner

An Officer and a Gentleman, Diggstown, Iron Eagle, “Roots”


Burt Young   

Academy Award nominee 

Rocky, Back to School, Rocky sequels

Eric Roberts   

Academy Award nominee

The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Expendables, The Specialist

Robert Loggia 

Academy Award & Emmy Nominee

Scarface, Independence Day, Jagged Edge, Big

Cloris Leachman

Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee

Paul Sorvino 

Goodfellas, The Firm, Romeo + Juliet, Nixon

Danny Aiello

Academy Award Nominee

Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing, The Professional, 29th Street

Armand Assante 

4-time Golden Globe/2-time Emmy Winner & Nominee

“Gotti”, American Gangster, Private Benjamin

Billy Dee Williams

Emmy nominee Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe Winner)
Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Batman, Lady Sings the Blues, How the West Was Won, 

Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop

Charles Durning 

2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee

Tootsie, The Sting, O’ Brother Where Art Thou

Past Excellence in Acting Award Winners

 Michael Biehn 

Terminator, Tombstone, The Seventh Sign

Joyce DeWitt 

“Three’s Company”, Rock Story, Snapshot

Mike Starr 

Dumb & Dumbe, The Black Dhalia, Summer of Sam, Ed Wood

Martin Kove 

Karate Kid movies, Rambo, “Cagney & Lacey”

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