CinemaCon to honour Morgan Feeman with Cinema Icon award

MUMBAI: This year‘s CinemaCon will honour Morgan Freeman with the 2013 Cinema Icon Award.
The actor will be recognized during the convention‘s CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on 18 April in The Colosseum at Caesar‘s Palace.
"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,"reportedly said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser, citing the veteran‘s work in Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and The Dark Knight trilogy.
"Freeman‘s presence exudes a dignity, charm and soul unmatched by any other actor," he added.
The actor stars opposite Tom Cruise in Universal‘s Oblivion that is scheduled to open on 19 Apri.
For record‘s sake, Freeman received an Academy Award in 2005 for his supporting role in Million Dollar Baby and was nominated again for his role in Invictus. Last year he received the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes and the year prior, was honored with the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

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