John Travolta will be the 20th honoree to receive theMuseum of the Moving Image salute in New York City on Dec 5.

"John's stardomis based not only upon his enormous talent, but an irresistible combination ofunpretentious appeal, innate skill, intensity, humor and grace," museumdirector Rochelle Slovin said in a statement.

The museum willpresent a showreel and tribute to Travolta, who next appears in the familydrama A Love Song For Bobby Long opposite Scarlett Johansson.

Previous honoureesinclude Sidney Lumet, Elia Kazan, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Al Pacino,Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Martin.