Nicolas Cage is to receive the Career Achievement Award at the 39th Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala on Jul 19.

Cage won the best actor Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas in 1996 for which he also won the Golden Globe, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Chicago Film Critics.

More recently he received several nominations for his dual role as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in the 2002 comedy-drama Adaptation.

Previous recipients include last year's honouree Clint Eastwood, Pierce Brosnan, Sigourney Weaver, Lauren Bacall and Jodie Foster.