Michael Douglas to receive Icon Award

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Douglas, who is recuperating after undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer, will receive the Icon Award at The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival next month.

He will be presented with the honour, which is given to individuals who have created a great body of work that symbolises the highest level of achievement, following a screening of his film ‘Solitary Man’, reports contactmusic.com.

Festival director Darryl Macdonald said: ‘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.’

The festival will devote an evening to Michael and his work, showing clips of his films.

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