Published Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The Rambo star will be presented with the top prize at the convention's awards ceremony on Thursday at Sin City's Caesars Palace.
CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser says, "Sylvester Stallone has proven himself time and time again to be a prolific actor, writer and director over the years.
Throughout his incredible career spanning nearly 40 years, Sylvester has established his ability to continually captivate his audiences."
Stallone is enjoying a big screen resurgence thanks to 2010 box office hit The Expendables. He recently shot a sequel to the action movie and is now working on prison thriller The Tomb with fellow veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger.