Ed Asner at Cinema Paradiso

Ed Asner will receive a lifetime achievement award on Wednesday at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale. (Eskemar/Getty Images/iStockphoto/Courtesy / October 22, 2013)

Ed Asner: The curmudgeonly star of iconic TV hits such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant," and the 2009 Disney-Pixar film "Up," is the subject of a career retrospective at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). The evening begins at 7 p.m. and includes Asner's performance of an excerpt from his one-man show "FDR"; screenings of two of his short films, "Good Men" and "A Man of the World"; and the presentation of a lifetime achievement award. Tickets: $15, $12 seniors and students. Call 954-525-3456 or go to FLIFF.com. — Ben Crandell


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