Richard Gere will be the guest of honor at the 2011 International Rome Film Festival, where he will be honored for his career achievements.

The Pretty Woman star is set to receive the Marcus Aurelius Award at the annual Italian event, where celebrations will include a screening of his 1978 movie Days of Heaven and a discussion with Gere about his work on the film and the early days of his career.

The International Rome Film Festival will run from October 27th to November 4th.