Denzel Washington is to be honoured for his contribution to cinema at the upcoming San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.

The Training Day star will be presented with the coveted Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award during the event's opening gala in September (14).

The presentation will take place ahead of the European premiere of the Oscar winner's new movie, The Equalizer, which will be screened during the film festival.

Previous winners of the Donostia award include Julia Roberts, Sir Ian MCKellen, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and last year's (13) winner Hugh Jackman.