The prize will be presented to the actress at the conference’s Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 14 at Caesars Palace, it was announced on Monday.
Sarandon received Oscar nominations for her roles in “Atlantic City” (1980), “Thelma and Louise” (1991), “Lorenzo’s Oil” (1992) and “The Client” (1994). She nabbed her first Oscar in 1996 for her performance as Sister Helen Prejean in the crime drama “Dead Man Walking.” Sarandon has also acted on television, starring in the HBO TV movies “Bernard and Doris” (2006) and “You Don’t Know Jack” (2010), and guest starring on hit shows such as “Friends,” “Mike & Molly,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “30 Rock.” Sarandon stars alongside Rose Byrne in the upcoming dramedy “The Meddler,” which hits theaters on April 22.
“Since making her feature film debut in 1970’s ‘Joe,’ Susan Sarandon has brought some of the most unforgettable and versatile performances to the big screen,” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser in a statement. “She has continued to entertain and inspire audiences throughout her career with the breadth of intelligence and fearless portrayals that she has brought to some of the most challenging roles on screen, and we could not be more delighted to honor such an amazing actress with this years Cinema Icon Award.”
CinemaCon, which is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held from April 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.