Jude Law has been named ShoWest2004 Male Star of the Year and will receive his accolade at the exhibitors'conference, which runs in Las Vegas from Mar 22-25.

"In this day andage it's quite a compliment to note that there is no such thing as a typicalJude Law character or role, as witnessed by his incredibly diversifiedperformances in The Talented Mr Ripley, AI Artificial Intelligence, The RoadTo Perdition and nowwith Cold Mountain,"ShoWest 2004 co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said in a statement.

"ShoWest is thrilled to honour his work with the 2004 MaleStar of the Year Award and we can't wait to see him in [Paramount's upcomingsummer release] Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow.'

Law made hisAmerican feature debut in Gattaca and his other credits include Midnight In The Garden Of GoodAnd Evil, Enemy At The Gates and Wilde.