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Film festival to honour Travolta
John Travolta. Picture: Caroline McCredie/Getty Images.

John Travolta will grab a lifetime achievement award at Spain's top film festival, alongside Oliver Stone, Ewan McGregor and Tommy Lee Jones, organisers said.

The 58-year-old American actor will be honoured with a Donostia award by the September 21-29 San Sebastian Festival in northern Spain, where he is presenting his latest film, Savages.

The festival cited a string of Travolta's famous roles including in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1996), Grease (1978), and Carrie (1976).

"From his long list of films, would highlight Saturday Night Fever (1977), origin of the disco phenomenon in the 1970s," the festival said in a statement on Monday, noting that it earned him an Oscar nomination.

Travolta will be honoured on September 23. Fellow Donostia recipients at the festival will be US director Stone, Scottish actor McGregor and US star Lee Jones.

Past Donostia winners include Glenn Close, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere and Woody Allen.

The San Sebastian film festival, the oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in the Spanish speaking world, will be celebrating its 60th edition this year.