Robert De Niro to Receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award

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A two-time Oscar winner for his roles in "The Godfather, Part II" and "Raging Bull," De Niro has appeared in more than 70 films.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will give its annual Cecil B. DeMille Award to Robert De Niro at its 68th annual Golden Globe Awards

The career achievement award, voted by the HFPA board of directors, recognizes outstanding commitment to the entertainment field.

A two-time Oscar winner for his roles in The Godfather, Part II and Raging Bull, De Niro has appeared in more than 70 films. He next appears on screen in his comedy franchise Little Fockers, which Universal will release Dec. 22.

He founded the Tribeca Film Center with his producing partner Jane Rosenthal in 1988 and also helped create the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 to help lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Among his many honors, he has received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award and a Kennedy Center Honor.

De Niro’s selection was announced Tuesday by HFPA president Philip Berk and actor Kevin Spacey.

The 68th Golden Globe Awards will take place Jan. 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly hills and will be broadcast live nationwide by NBC.

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