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George Clooney to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Actor, director, writer, producer and soon-to-be-married-man George Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards next year.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the award to Clooney at the Globes ceremony in January, it announced Monday. Theo Kingma, the association's president, said the award celebrated Clooney's "outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."

The 53-year-old has won two Oscars -- one for his supporting role in "Syriana" and the other as a producer of 2013's best picture winner, "Argo" -- and is a four-time Golden Globe winner (for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" in 2001, "Syriana" in 2006, "The Descendants" in 2012 and as a producer for "Argo" in 2013).

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

The 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient was Woody Allen. Diane Keaton accepted it on his behalf.

The 72nd Golden Globes will be handed out Jan. 11, 2015, in a ceremony airing live on NBC.

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