Acting veteran Bruce Dern will be honoured for his 50-year career at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in January (14).

The Coming Home star is set to receive the Career Achievement Award during the 25th annual movie event in California.

The honour comes after Dern received rave reviews for his turn in father-and-son movie Nebraska, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year (13).

Dern follows in the footsteps of fellow Career Achievement Award winners Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman and Dame Helen Mirren.

Sandra Bullock and Matthew MCConaughey will also collect top acting trophies at the festival, which runs from 3-13 January (14).