Ridley Scott will receive the Directors Guild of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the guild announced Tuesday.
The top honor is not bestowed annually, and was last handed to director Miloš Forman in 2013.
“Masterful in any genre, Ridley’s groundbreaking methods and peerless directing instincts have brought to life some of the most memorable films of our time,” DGA President Paris Barclay said in a statement.
Scott’s body of work is expansive, with countless hits among the ranks, including Matt Damon’s “The Martian,” “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Black Hawk Down” and “Gladiator.”
The prize is presented at the annual DGA Awards ceremony, which will take place on Feb. 4 in Beverly Hills.