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Robert De Niro will not retire

india Updated: Feb 19, 2010 12:53 IST
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Robert De NiroHollywood veteran Robert De Niro announced that he plans to keep working for another 40 years, while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 66-year-old actor was surprised to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on Tuesday and hopes he will continue to receive more accolades in the future, Contactmusic reported.

"You know, I've only been doing this for about 40 years. It's actually been longer, but what are they going to give me 40 years from now, the He Lived Too Long Award?," De Niro said.

De Niro was also amused to be given the honour as the presentation of the accolade comes just days after his new movie 'Everybody's Fine' was released in cinemas to not entirely favourable reviews.

"A couple of critics suggested it was maybe time for me to retire. I'm still a kid, always a kid. And like most kids, I'm very happy for the approval of grown-ups. Thank you and see you at the Kids Choice Awards," the actor said.

The awards ceremony, held by AARP magazine, a publication for the over 50s, took place at the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel, in Los Angeles.
Other winners included Helen Mirren and Jeff Bridges scooped 'Best Actress 50' and 'Best Actor 50+' respectively.