Michael Douglas to receive Icon Award next month

December 29th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec29 (ANI): Michael Douglas will be honoured with the Icon Award at the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival next month for his work as an actor and producer.

The 66-year-old actor is planning to take time out from his recovery from throat cancer to collect the accolade in person at the prestigious event on January 13, reports Contactmusic.

The award is given to individuals who have created a great body of work, which symbolizes the highest level of achievement.

Douglas will be presented with the honour following a screening of his film ‘Solitary Man,’ in which he plays a car magnate who watches his professional and personal life spin out of control.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to honour Michael Douglas at a time when both his creative prowess and his contributions to world cinema have never been more evident - or more deserving of celebration. Simply put, he’s an American treasure,” festival director Darryl Macdonald said.

The festival will devote an evening to Michael and his work, showing clips of his films and hosting an on-stage conversation between him and Variety’s Peter Bart. (ANI)

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