Matt Damon is presenting this award to a man who does throughly deserve it (from his earlier roles especially, as he hasn’t done that many great films lately).

But as this montage shows, he’s an incredibly skilled actor with tremendous versatility, moving from hard ass gangsters to, stand up comedians and washed up boxers. It’s a career of many highlights, my personal favourite performances have to be The Godfather Part and The Deer Hunter two powerful movies made even more so from the talent of De Niro, who has many other great roles. Too many to mention.

A strong standing ovation for the man. His acceptance speech is both funny and dignified, a respectful legend no matter how many crap movies he’s come out with lately.

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