Harrison Ford will receive the CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Apr 18.

CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced the award on Monday [11] ahead of the show, set to run from Apr 15-18.

“With a career spanning five decades, Harrison Ford has brought some of the most memorable characters of our time alive on the big screen,” said Neuhauser.

“From Han Solo to Indiana Jones, he has showcased his innate ability to embrace and mould these remarkable roles into characters that will forever be remembered by movie lovers around the world for decades to come. We could not be more honoured to present this years CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award to such a remarkable actor, Harrison Ford.”

Ford stars in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Ender’s Game, set to open on Nov 1. Sierra/Affinity handles international sales.

He also stars in 42 as Branch Rickey, the baseball executive who helped break baseball’s colour barrier by making Jackie Robinson the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Warner Bros will open the drama on Apr 12.