Robert De Niro will be the recipient of the 2011 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in January (11).
Hollywood Foreign Press Association officials have recruited Kevin Spacey to introduce De Niro at the Beverly Hills ceremony.
Thrilled Spacey says, "He's unafraid to transform himself inside and out for a role. Some of cinema's most unforgettable moments have been created by him."
The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on 16 January (11).