An Academy Award winner for “Rocky,” Winkler also boasts titles like “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”
Winkler is the only producer with three film titles on the AFI list of 100 Greatest American Films, the PGA noted in a Tuesday announcement.
“I am honored to receive what is truly the trifecta of recognition: from the legacy of David O. Selznick, from the institution of the Producers Guild of America, and from my esteemed colleagues,” Winkler said of the honor.
“It is both a humbling and inspiring experience to be included alongside this list of our most accomplished filmmakers of today,” he added.
“Winkler’s movies have come to define Hollywood storytelling, and the gallery of iconic characters and classic scenes from his work remains a touchstone for all motion picture producers,” said PGA Awards chairs Amy Pascal and Donald De Line.
Winkler is a producer on one of the biggest mysteries of this award season — Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” about two 17th century jesuits who travel to Japan to proselytize and locate their missing mentor. It stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
Past David O. Selznick Achievement Award winners include Gale Anne Hurd, John Lasseter, Steven Spielberg, David Heyman, Scott Rudin, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
The PGA Awards will be held Jan. 28 in Beverly Hills, California, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.