Who should the Hollywood Foreign Pres Assn. select for the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille life achievement award? Last year’s choice, Denzel Washington, was announced in early November. However, the prior two picks — Woody Allen and George Clooney — were revealed in September.
The next recipient will be presented with the tribute at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 8. Let’s help the HFPA narrow down their choices. In our poll below, we have come up with a list of 15 fellows all over age 50 who have won or been nominated for Globes. (A separate poll with of possible female honorees will follow in the near future).
While these kudos do give out prizes for both television and films, the DeMille honorees are almost always movie stars or directors. To that end, we picked the following for our poll: actor Jeff Bridges, director and actor Mel Brooks, actor Michael Caine, director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Tom Cruise, actor Billy Crystal, actor Johnny Depp, actor Robert Duvall, actor Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard, director and actor Jerry Lewis, director George Lucas, actor Steve Martin, actor Eddie Murphy, and actor Brad Pitt.
By the way, besides the three most recent honorees, the following male recipients are still with us: Kirk Douglas (68), Sidney Poitier (82), Clint Eastwood (88), Robert Redford (94), Sean Connery (96), Dustin Hoffman (97), Jack Nicholson (99), Al Pacino (01), Harrison Ford (02), Gene Hackman (03), Michael Douglas (04), Anthony Hopkins (06), Warren Beatty (07), Steven Spielberg (09), Martin Scorsese (10), Robert De Niro (11), and Morgan Freeman (12).
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