Nicolas Cage is set to be honoured at an upcoming Italian film festival in recognition of his lengthy career.

The Con Air star will be handed the Ischia Legends Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, which is scheduled to take place in July (13).

Festival founder Pascal Vicedomini reveals Cage is receiving the prize for his "daring performances and fearless choice of roles".

The actor joins Samuel L. Jackson and producer Arnon Milchan as a recipient of the prestigious honour.