Matt Damon to receive top film gong
Matt Damon has been chosen as this year's lucky recipient of the American Cinematheque Award.
The Oscar-winning actor - who stars in Clint Eastwood's Invictus alongside Morgan Freeman - will be presented with the gong on March 27 at a glitzy dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Matt is the epitome of an American Cinematheque Award honoree in that he is currently making an extraordinary contribution to the art of the motion picture, yet, his career best may be yet to come," American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said.
"His choice of projects ranges from daring independents to commercial mega hits, which have been received with both public and critical acclaim."
The ceremony will be shown on TV, as a special dubbed Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute, on a date to be announced.