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George Clooney to receive Cecil B DeMille award at Golden Globes

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MUMBAI: Hollywood star George Clooney will be the recipient of the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes, announced the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

HFPA president Theo Kingma stated that the HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera.

The actor, producer, writer and director co-founded ‘Not On Our Watch’, an organisation that works to fight genocides around the world. In 2008, Clooney was designated as a UN Messenger of Peace and two years later, he with Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions co-produced a telethon, ‘Hope for Haiti’, which raised $66 million for the Haiti earthquake relief.

Clooney has already been nominated for Golden Globe awards 13 times and won three including ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ for The Descendants (2011), ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for Syriana (2005) and ‘Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical’ for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000).

The 53-year-old has also won two Oscars - one for his supporting role in Syriana and the other as a producer of 2013's best picture winner, Argo

Clooney most recently appeared in Gravity and The Monuments Men, the latter of which he also directed, co-wrote and produced. He stars next in Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for Disney and is also slated to direct a film about Britain's phone-hacking scandal.

Previous recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille award include Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas and Martin Scorsese. Woody Allen received the honour last year.

Clooney will receive his award when the Golden Globes air on NBC on 11 January 2015.

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