Jim Carrey is to receive the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE'S Star Award at the 2005 US COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL.

The actor, winner of Golden GlobeS for The Truman Show in 1999 and MAN IN THE MOON in 2000, will be honoured in a career tribute in Aspen, Colorado, in February (05).

Previous Star Award winners include Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, STEVE MARTIN, Mike Myers and Diane Keaton.

JEAN PICKER FIRSTENBERG, of the American Film Institute, says Carrey is the "rarest kind of actor".

17/09/2004 17:18