Morgan Freeman to receive Zurich award

Lifetime achievement award from fest on Oct. 3

COLOGNE, Germany -- Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman will receive a lifetime achievement award, the Golden Icon, from the Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct.4.

Freeman will receive his trophy on the festival's closing night, Oct. 3. He will also give a workshop talk in Zurich as part of the festival's Masterclass program.

The veteran actor, who won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2005 for "Million Dollar Baby," will be the second recipient of the Golden Icon, following Sylvester Stallone at the inaugural award ceremony last year.