Actor Steve Carell is to be honored with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California.
The Despicable Me star will be feted for his role as convicted killer John du Pont in Fox catcher on 6th of February 2014.
Announcing the news on Monday SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said, “He’s made us laugh for so many years with his great comedic abilities but he shows this year that his range and artistry runs deep with his career changing performance in Fox catcher. He is unrecognizable physically and emotionally.”
Previous recipients of the accolade include Angelina Jolie, Heath Ledger, Jennifer Lawrence, Penelope Cruz, James Franco and Cate Blanchett who picked up the accolade this year 2014.