Kevin Costner, whose career is showing new signs of life, will receive the “2014 Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon this month.
The annual show-and-tell finds studios hawking their upcoming slates to theater owners and unfolds in Las Vegas. Costner won an Oscar for directing “Dances with Wolves” and was one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to such hits as “The Untouchables” and “Bull Durham.”
His career went into decline following box office disappointments such as “Waterworld” and “The Postman.” However, he recently scored a small screen hit and won an Emmy for History Channel’s record-setting mini-series “The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta” and had a memorable supporting role in “Man of Steel.”
This winter, Costner appeared in “3 Days to Kill” and “Jack Ryan.” He next stars in the sports comedy “Draft Day.”
He will be presented with this special honor at at an awards ceremony on March 27, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.