David Fincher is set to receive the Honorary Cesar Award, France’s highest film prize, during a ceremony which will take place Feb. 24 in Paris.

“Fincher is one of these rare filmmakers whose entire filmography has become cult over the years,” said the Cesar Academie in a release.

The French organization described Fincher as being a “visionary,” and said his movies were “hypnotic, intellectual and a source of inspiration for so many artists.”

“He shocked us with ‘Seven,’ kept us on the edge with ‘The Game,’ and struck us again with ‘Fight Club.’ With ‘Zodiac,’ ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ which is his biggest film success so far, or with ‘Mank’ (his Oscar-nominated Netflix drama about the screenwriter of ‘Citizen Kane’), he breaks the usual codes and garners raving international reviews,” said the Cesar Academie.

The Honorary Cesar Award, which pays tribute to artists and filmmakers’ career achievements, has previously be handed out to actors such as Cate Blanchett (“Tar”), Penelope Cruz, Robert Redford and George Clooney.

Fincher recently partnered with Netflix on “Voir,” a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema. Fincher is also directing the Netflix movie “The Killer,” an assassin drama that’s said to star Michael Fassbender.

The nominees for the 48th César Awards will be announced on Jan. 25. The Cesar Academie is now presided over by Veronique Cayla, the former of Franco-German network Arte, and the French producer Patrick Sobelman who succeeded to Eric Toledano, the filmmaker of “Intouchables” who stepped down after two years at the post.