Anthony Hopkinswill receive the Silversword Award Tribute at the 4th Annual Maui Film Festivalat Wailea, Hawaii, which runs from Jun 11-15.

The honour,named after a rare indigenous plant, goes to actors or film-makers whosecontributions to cinema and their personal commitment affect positive change inthe world. Clint Eastwood collected the accolade last year.

Hopkins, who wonthe best actor Oscar for his role as Hannibal Lecter in 1991's TheSilence Of The Lambs,will receive the award after an on-stage interview on Jun 13.

'The MauiFilm Festival at Wailea takes great pride in having the honour and privilege topresent the 2003 Silversword Award Tribute to Anthony Hopkins,' festivaldirector Barry Rivers announced today (May 2).

'There areprecious few actors walking the earth today who have more creatively exploredthe breadth and depth of the human experience or consistently brought to theirwork such a high level of artistry.'

Hopkins receivedbest actor Oscar nominations for his performances in The Remains of the Day (1993) and Nixon (1995) and a best supporting nominationfor Amistad (1998).He won the BAFTA best actor award for The Remains of the Day.

Among his othercredits are Hannibal,Titus, Howards End and Hearts in Atlantis. Hopkins will next be seen oppositeNicole Kidman in Miramax/Lakeshore's Phillip Roth adaptation The HumanStain, the film is setfor release this autumn.