Jamie Foxx Will Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards

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"Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx will be honored with the much-coveted Generation Award at this Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, according to MTV News.

Foxx has amassed an impressive body of work over the years, working with such respected directors as Michael Mann ("Miami Vice," "Collateral" and "Ali"), Oliver Stone ("Any Given Sunday") and, of course, Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"). He won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mann's "Collateral."

Foxx will next be seen as the President of the United States in "White House Down," the Channing Tatum action film opening June 28, and is set to write, direct and possibly star in a five-episode horror anthology series that will air on Syfy this fall. He'll be seen next summer as the villainous Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

"As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we've seen in a long time," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate him at this year's Movie Awards."

The MTV Generation Award is the MTV Movie Awards highest honor, acknowledging an actor who can be counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything he does. Past recipients include Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Watch the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.