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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday that Jeff Bridges will be honored with the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 6.

Bridges, who’s known for his work in “Crazy Heart,” “The Big Lebowski,” “True Grit” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” will accept the honor at the awards ceremony hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg and airing live coast to coast on NBC from the Beverly Hilton.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating “the Dude” and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Honorees over the decades have included George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Bridges’ work has earned him a Golden Globe — for “Crazy Heart” — and four nominations, for “Starman,” “The Fisher King,” “The Contender,” and “Hell or High Water.”

In 1983, Bridges founded the End Hunger Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding children around the world. Bridges produced “End Hunger,” a three-hour live television broadcast focusing on world hunger which featured Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, Burt Lancaster, Bob Newhart, Kenny Loggins and other leading film, television and music stars in a production designed to educate and inspire action.

He is currently the national spokesman for the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign, which is fighting to end childhood hunger in America.

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