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Jackman is Zurich's Golden Icon

Hugh Jackman is set to receive the Golden Icon Award at the 2013 Zurich International Film Festival.

The Wolverine star will be presented with his gong at a glitzy ceremony on September 28, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-nominated 44-year-old, whose new film Prisoners will be screened at the festival, follows in the footsteps of the award's previous recipients Sean Penn, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.

Festival director Karl Spoerri said: "Hugh Jackman is in a class by himself as a multi-talented entertainer with a global following. There is nothing he can't do and he proves this time and time again with every project he's involved in. We're honoured to recognise his brilliant career at the Zurich Film Festival."

Hugh, who has reprised his clawed role as comic book hero Wolverine in James Mangold's The Wolverine and the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past, has shown off his singing chops on Broadway and on screen as reformed convict Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables.

He is also set to play illusionist Harry Houdini in the upcoming Broadway musical.

The Zurich International Film Festival, now in its ninth year, runs from September 26 until October 6.

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