Cecil B. DeMille was an award winning producer notable for his work on Union Pacific, Cleopatra, and The Ten Commandments. In commemoration of his death, the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award was created in his honor and given out during the Golden Globe Awards. Robert De Niro will be the next coveted honoree to this award who is following last year’s recipient Martin Scorsese.
De Niro has to be one of the most prestigious and recognizable actors of our time. Unfortunately, kids these days may only know him for the Focker movies, but if we look back, De Niro has given us some of the greatest performances and roles in cinematic history.
Robert De Niro, the two-time Oscar winner can most notably be seen in Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, The Deer Hunter, The King of Comedy, Midnight Run, Once Upon a Time in America, Brazil, Angel Heart, Casino, Awakenings, The Untouchables, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Heat, and Jackie Brown.
He has also had the pleasure of many prestigious collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino, Sergio Leone, Terry Gilliam, Brian DePalma, Michael Mann, Quentin Tarantino, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Rodriguez, Penny Marshall and Ron Howard.
Although some may not be fans of the Golden Globes, we cannot shake our nose to the recognition of Robert De Niro’s career. You can read the whole Hollywood Foreign Press Release here.
The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 16, 2011.