Hollywood hunk George Clooney will be honoured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California next year (06) with the prestigious Modern Master Award.

The OCEAN'S TWELVE star, 44, will be the subject of a special tribute on 3 February (06), which will feature segments from his films.

ROGER DURLING, the festival's executive director, enthuses, "The Modern Master Award is about somebody who has shown versatility - someone who has worn more than just one hat. He is definitely overqualified."