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Paul Mazursky to receive Writers Guild West's Screen Laurel Award

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Screenwriter/director/actor Paul Mazursky, 83, will receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2014 Screen Laurel Award honoring lifetime achievement in writing for motion pictures.

"Paul Mazursky's talents as an actor (he was in Stanley Kubrick's first film) and filmmaker (one of the signature directors of the 1970s) should not be allowed to obscure a central fact: He is among our greatest living screenwriters," WGAW Vice President Howard A. Rodman said in a statement Tuesday.

" 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,' 'Blume in Love,' 'Harry and Tonto,' 'Next Stop, Greenwich Village,' 'An Unmarried Woman' -- five films ... any of which can make you laugh and cry, break and mend your heart. His voice is strong, unique, hilarious, wise, unmistakable."

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A five-time Oscar nominee and two-time Writers Guild Award winner, Mazursky has also directed and co-written such films as 1984's "Moscow on the Hudson," 1989's "Enemies, a Love Story" and 1988's "Moon Over Parador."

Previous winners of the Screen Laurel Award include David Mamet, Lawrence Kasdan, Robert Benton and Tom Stoppard.

Mazursky will receive his award at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony Feb. 1 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.

Corrected: An earlier version of this post said Mazursky was 82.

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