The award will be presented Nov. 2 at the 15th annual Britannia Awards at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Reporter said.
"Clint Eastwood is an undisputed international icon and an enormous creative force, both behind and in front of the camera," the academy chairman Peter Morris said.
Eastwood is currently producing and directing "Flags of Our Fathers," about the World War II battle of Iwo Jima to be released in October.
He's also working on a companion film, "Letters from Iwo Jima," told from the Japanese perspective.
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