According to The Hollywood Reporter, the True Grit actor will receive the prestigious gong recognising his entire career, which spans over 50 years.
This only adds to his impressive resumé, as Bridges has also received multiple Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globes Awards and a Critics Choice Award for his portrayal of Otis ‘Bad’ Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart.
The ceremony will take place on January 15 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The news comes following the actor successfully battling cancer after being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system when abnormal white blood cells begin to grow.
The Big Lebowski actor announced the news via Instagram, writing to his 488,000 followers: "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light
"I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.
"I'm profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Vote.org. Love, Jeff."
The actor began receiving chemotherapy; however, he also tested positive for Covid-19 during his cancer fight.
In January 2021, the 73-year-old shared the uplifting news that his tumour had ‘drastically shrunk’ on his website.
“I go in for a CAT scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking my tumor,” he wrote, as per nme.
“Turns out it’s working beautifully. The thing has drastically shrunk.”
After taking a brief hiatus from acting to focus on recovery, Bridges now stars in FX’s The Old Man.
The series follows a former CIA agent Dan Chase (Bridges), who is currently living off-grid when a mysterious man from his past confronts him after more than three decades.
Bridges recently opened up to Vanity Fair on what it was like filming the series following the pandemic and his health scare, where he likened the experience to a ‘dream’.
He told the outlet: “We broke for the pandemic, and I got sick, and we came back and finished it two years later.
“Coming back to the same cast and so many of the same crew, it was like you had a dream, or you had a weekend. Not only a nightmare, but filled with amazing epiphanies during the whole thing.”
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