29 May 2008 12:10 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Funnyman Adam Sandler is set to receive MTV's highest honor at the their 17th Annual Movie Awards this year.

Sandler will be presented with the music network's Generation Award after bosses decided the 41-year-old star is a leading entertainer among their increasingly younger audience.

The actor-comedian, known for his over-the-top antics on and off screen, will be also feted for his "amazing contributions to Hollywood".

Sandler's comedic credits include Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison and Big Daddy.

He will be presented the honor when the annual awards ceremony takes place on Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California.

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