Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro will receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday.

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De Niro, 67, won his first Academy Award as best supporting actor in the 1974 film, The Godfather, Part II. He then took home a best-actor Oscar — and Golden Globe — for 1980's Raging Bull.

An eight-time Golden Globe nominee, De Niro went on to found the Tribeca Film Center in 1988 and helped created the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002, which celebrates New York and contributes to the post-9/11 recovery of lower Manhattan.

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De Niro along with Leonardo DiCaprio presented this year's DeMille award to Martin Scorsese. The achievement recognizes outstanding commitment to the entertainment field.

The actor can be seen next in Little Fockers, the sequel to Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004). It's due out Dec. 22.

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place Jan. 16 in Beverly Hills, Calif.