George Clooney Will Receive the Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement Award

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 2:25 PM PDT, September 15, 2014
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George Clooney has achieved enough for a lifetime, or at least that's what the Golden Globe Awards think.

The 53-year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

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The award was first given to one of the most successful filmmakers, Cecil B. Demille in 1952, when he was 70 years old. Since then, Hollywood legends like Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn have received the honor.

More recently, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jodi Foster have been honored. Last year's winner was 78-year-old Woody Allen.

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So is Clooney too young for a lifetime achievement award? Well, he will be one of the youngest to receive the award, but he is far from the the youngest. Judy Garland was just 39 when she became the first woman to receive the award, and Charlton Heston was 43.

The winners are chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors and presented each year.

The 72nd annual Golden Globes is set to air on January 11, 2015.

Although he's played many serious roles, George Clooney is a funny man on set. Bill Murray talks about Clooney's pranks on the set of Monuments Men in the video below.