Adam Sandler, Don't Mess With Zohan

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Come this weekend, Adam Sandler better save room for some popcorn...on his awards shelf.

Just in time to hype his upcoming You Don't Mess With the Zohan, the yukmeister has been chosen to receive the most coveted of the gilded popcorn trophies, the MTV Generation Award, at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards Sunday.

The prize is the highest honor doled out at the ceremony, bestowed to a thespian who has managed to capture the ever-fleeting attention of the MTV audience over the course of a career.

Previous recipients of the nod include Mike Myers (this year's Movie Awards emcee), Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

"A thirtysomething waterboy, a brokenhearted '80s wedding singer and a rejected hockey player turned pro that's an impressive résumé," MTV Networks President Van Toffler said in running down Sandler's C.V.

The MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday. In addition to Sandler's trophy and the other awards, the ceremony will feature a series of actor-made short films, including a highly anticipated spoof from Ben Stiller, and performances from Coldplay and the Pussycat Dolls.

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