Reese Witherspoon To Get Special MTV Movie Awards Honor 1

Reese Witherspoon who recently finished filming Depression era film “Water for Elephants” with Robert Pattinson is in for a special treat at the MTV Movie Awards. She’s getting their “Generation” Award.

While it makes the 35-year-old actress sound kind of old, because it recognizes her career, MTV President Stephen Friedman said the award recognizes Witherspoon as “one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of her time.”

Um.. wouldn’t that be Gwyneth Paltrow?

Actually both actresses have had remarkably similar careers.

Her breakout role came in 2001 as “Elle Woods” in the box office hit “Legally Blonde.” She followed that up in 2002 with “Sweet Home Alabama,” her biggest commercial film success to date.

She won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.” She sang all of the songs in the movie.

Paltrow, 38, won her Oscar in 1998 for her role in “Shakespeare in Love,” portraying the fictional lover of William Shakespeare, played by Joseph Fiennes. The film was also a box office hit.

Paltrow has also proved she can sing and dance with her role as a country singer in “Country Strong” and her appearance in two episodes of Fox’s hit show “Glee.

Paltrow will next star in the Steven Soderbergh thriller, “Contagion,” as part of an ensemble cast that includes Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon and Jude Law.

Tough choice all the way around, but Witherspoon gets the nod.

“Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis will host Sunday’s ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheater.

Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj are among those set so far to present the prizes.