Los Angeles: Veteran Hollywood star Morgan Freeman will be honoured for his career achievements with the 2013 Cinema Icon Award at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention.
The 75-year-old actor will be the guest of honour at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 18 at Caesar`s Palace in Sin City, the Hollywood Reporter said.
He follows in the footsteps of `Scarface` actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who was unveiled as the inaugural recipient of the prize last year.
"As one of the most esteemed actors of our time, Morgan Freeman has portrayed some of the most memorable characters ever to appear on film. Freeman`s presence exudes a dignity, charm and soul unmatched by any other actor," said Mitch Neuhauser, MD CinemaCon.