The Oscar-winning actor and director joins an inventory of 17 recipients of the accolade, which is the best civilian honour that may be bestowed within the US.
It’s introduced to people who’ve made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or safety of the USA, world peace, or different vital societal, public or personal endeavours.
Denzel Washington is among the many record of well-known faces to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White Home has introduced.
In addition to Washington, different celebrities embody two Olympic gold-medal winners, footballer Megan Rapinoe and gymnast Simon Biles.
Apple founder Steve Jobs can be to be introduced with the honour posthumously.
The awards can be introduced on the White Home on July 7, 2022.