Arnold Schwarzenegger to receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival

NEW DELHI: Veteran Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be receiving the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival.


The 11th edition of the Festival will be held from 24 September to 4 October.


The actor will receive the award on 30 September after which he will present his new zombie thriller Maggie at the festival.


Schwarzenegger, who is famous for the Terminator franchise, has twice been governor of California. His latest in the Terminator series is Terminator: Genisys.


On the other hand, Maggie is directed by Henry Hobson. Schwarzenegger plays a Midwestern father who stays by his daughter's side even after she is infected by a virus that will turn her into a zombie.


Schwarzenegger will also discuss his life and body of work in a Question and Answer session.


“We are extraordinarily proud to welcome Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Hollywood’s most iconic legends, to Zurich and are delighted that he will share his films and stories with our public," said Zurich Film Festival co-director Karl Spoerri.


"Arnold has had a transformative career that no one in Hollywood can match and established himself as a global brand, even beyond the box office. We are honored to present him with our Golden Icon award at this year’s festival,” Spoerri added.


The festival will also show Angry Indian Goddesses by India-born Pan Nalin among the over-170 films being screened.

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