De Niro to get lifetime Golden Globe award

2010-11-10 09:11

Los Angeles – Oscar-winner Robert De Niro will soon add another accolade to his legendary 40-year movie career.

The Meet the Parents and Taxi Driver actor will be given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in January, joining the ranks of previous honourees including Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Barbra Streisand and Anthony Hopkins, organisers said yesterday.

De Niro (67) has made more than 70 movies in a career that started in 1968. He won Oscars for his role as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, and for playing boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull.

The taciturn actor later surprised audiences with his comedic turns in the Meet the Parents franchise, and its upcoming third movie Little Fockers.

De Niro also founded the Tribeca film festival in 2001 as a bid to revitalise lower Manhattan after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and promote New York City as a filmmaking centre.

De Niro will be presented with his award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 16 that will also hand out awards to the best movies, TV shows and actors of 2010.

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