Tom Hanks will receive theStanley Kubrick Britannia Award in honour of his services to the industry at aBAFTA/LA ceremony in Los Angeles on Nov 4.
Hanks became the first actorin 50 years to win back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1994 and 1995 respectively and his expansivecredits roster includes Cast Away, Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan.
He currently stars in TheLadykillers and will appear laterthis year in Steven Spielberg's drama The Terminal and the animated feature The Polar Express.
BAFTA/LA chairman GaryDartnall said Hanks was a "truly outstanding actor and international film star"and praised his work as director and producer, which includes the miniseries BandOf Brothers.
Last year's Britannia Awardwent to Hugh Grant and previous recipients include the late Peter Ustinov,Michael Caine, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.