The Terminator star is being presented with the prestigious Golden Icon Award at the movie event on 30 September (15).

Following the award presentation, Schwarzenegger's new film Maggie will be screened and he will also sit down for a discussion about his career at a workshop.

Announcing the news, festival artistic director Karl Spoerri says, "We are extraordinarily proud to welcome Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Hollywood's most iconic legends, to Zurich and are delighted that he will share his films and stories with our public.

"Arnold has had a transformative career that no one in Hollywood can match and established himself as a global brand, even beyond the box office. We are honoured to present him with our Golden Icon award at this year's festival."

Previous recipients include Hugh Jackman, Sean Penn, Richard Gere, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.