Date: 9th May 2005

Star Wars creator to be honoured at Cannes

George Lucas will get a special award at this year's Cannes film festival.

The Star Wars creator will receive the prestigious Festival Trophy at a ceremony onboard luxury cruise liner Queen Mary II reports BBC online.

Lucas will become the 10th person to receive the trophy, which was also awarded to actors Sean Penn, Gregory Peck and Philippe Noiret.

The festival's artistic director Thierry Fremaux will present Lucas with the award following a film tribute to the film-maker.

The latest Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, will receive its world premiere at the festival on 15 May.

Source: Press Release