Martin Sheen is set to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival for his stellar big screen career. The Apocalypse Now star has been chosen to receive a lifetime achievement award during the event's opening ceremony in the Middle East in December (13). Speaking of his pride at the prize, he says, "This esteemed recognition inspires me to continue doing what I love most - telling stories through the art of cinema. "I am very much looking forward to visiting Dubai in December and being immersed in the region's blossoming film industry." DIFF chairman Abdulhamid Juma adds, "In that time he has brought to life a huge variety of compelling, intelligent and wonderfully engaging characters on the big and small screen. "We are honoured to present Martin Sheen with the DIFF lifetime achievement award and we look forward to welcoming him to Dubai."