Robert De Niro is one of our greatest living actors. If you need proof, feel free to check out his turn in Goodfellas. Or Raging Bull. Or Taxi Driver. Or Casino. Even when starring in schlock like Everybody’s Fine or Machete, DeNiro’s at the top of his game. The guy is brilliant.
So the news that De Niro will be bestowed the coveted Cecile B. DeMille Award honoring life achievement at the 68th Annual Golden Globes, announced via tweet, hardly comes as much of a surprise; in fact, if there’s anything remotely surprising about this announcement, it’s that De Niro is just now receiving the award. Oh, well–better late than never. The 68th Annual Golden Globes are set to air in February 2011. De Niro will next be seen in Paul Weitz’s Little Fockers, as well as Garry Marshall’s upcoming New Year’s Eve.