Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg will receive the Generation Award at next month's MTV Movie Awards.

The 42-year-old actor will be presented with the award by the cast of Entourage.

Speaking about the award, Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said: ''Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to The Departed, The Basketball Diaries to Ted, Entourage to The Fighter, in front of the camera and behind - he's done it all and he's always memorable.

''Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud to recognize him with this year's Generation Award.''

Previous recipients of the Generation Award include Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise and Mike Myers.

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood.