George Clooney to be honored with DeMille Award

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George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in January. | Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

George Clooney has been named as the next recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award — annually presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Awards to actors or filmmakers, honored for a long career of major achievement.

A quadruple threat — actor, director, writer and producer — Clooney has won two Academy Awards, one for best supporting actor in“Syriana,” and one for producing “Argo.”

He also has long been a Hollywood Foreign Press favorite, having won four Golden Globes over the years — for acting in “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” “Syriana” and “The Descendants,” plus for producing“Argo.”

Clooney will receive his award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes, scheduled to broadcast live on NBC on Jan. 11.

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