Robert De Niro earns DeMille lifetime honor at Globes

Robert De Niro will receive the honor at the Golden Globes awards ceremony Jan. 16, actor Kevin Spacey announced at a news conference Tuesday.

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    Robert De Niro has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards in both the comedy and drama categories, winning once for "Raging Bull." He also has won two Academy Awards (for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II") and the Kennedy Center Honor.
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They'll be talking to — and about — Robert De Niro at next year's Golden Globe Awards, where the actor will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

De Niro will receive the honor at the Golden Globes awards ceremony Jan. 16, actor Kevin Spacey announced at a news conference Tuesday.

De Niro has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards in both the comedy and drama categories, winning once for "Raging Bull." He also has won two Academy Awards (for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II") and the Kennedy Center Honor.

Before announcing De Niro's name, Spacey — who has a gift for impersonations — gave a little clue about the winner's identity by imitating the bemused smirk that is De Niro's trademark. Spacey described him as being "universally acknowledged as one of the greatest actors of all time."

De Niro is also being hailed for his contributions as a director, as a producer through his Tribeca Productions, and as a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which was created to help revitalize lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.

Previous DeMille winners include Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Steven Spielberg and this past year's recipient, De Niro's longtime friend and director Martin Scorsese.

Ricky Gervais will return as the ceremony's host. Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, also announced that the broadcast once again will air live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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