PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) _ Nicolas Cage is being honored next month at an international film festival.

The Oscar-winning actor will receive the Charles A. Crain Desert Palm Award at the Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 13. Past recipients include John Travolta, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra.

``We are excited with having the opportunity to honor someone with such greatness. Nicolas Cage is a relatively young actor but the body of work he has been able to produce has just been fantastic,'' festival spokesman Denis Pregnolato said.

Cage's film credits include ``Gone in 60 Seconds,'' ``Raising Arizona,'' and ``Leaving Las Vegas,'' which won him an Academy Award.

The film festival runs from Jan. 11-22.