Date: 5th November 2002

Robert De Niro to be honoured by AFI

Robert De Niro is to be honoured by the American Film Institute.

He will be presented with the Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in June.

Previous winners of the award include Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks.

"Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of his generation,"a spokesman for the AFI

Source: Press Release