Iconic actor Robert De Niro has been tapped to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January.
Ironically, this will put the actor receiving the award just a year after best buddy and longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese picked up the prize.
The people behind the Globes say they are saluting the 67-year-old actor for “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.”
The two-time Oscar winner is considered one of the greatest movie actors of all time, with credits that include ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘The Godfather Part II,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘The Deer Hunter,’ ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Once Upon a Time In America,’ ‘Brazil,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Cape Fear,’ ‘Heat’ and more recently ‘Meet the Parents.’
Nominations for the 2011 Golden Globes will be announced on Dec. 14 and the ceremony will take place Jan. 16 and air live on NBC.