John Malkovich is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on Saturday (04Oct14).

The double-Oscar nominee is being presented with the prestigious Golden Eye award at the movie event, which ends on Sunday (05Oct14).

The award will be handed out by Veronika Ferres, Malkovich's co-star in a Tv interpretation of Les Miserables.

A statement from organisers reads, "John Malkovich... will receive the Zurich Film Festival's prestigious Golden Eye award at this year's festival... Malkovich is considered to be one of the most distinguished actors of complex abysmal yet highly intelligent characters. He has embodied a large spectrum of figures ranging from loveable rogues to failed intellectuals, unscrupulous schemers to characters personifying pure evil."