Veteran actor DANNY DeVITO was honoured for his contribution to cinema at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic on Saturday (07Jul07).
The diminutive 62-year-old, whose film The Good Night was in competition at the festival, collected the Crystal Globe prize in person to a standing ovation.
Fighting back tears, DeVito said, "Don't try to make me cry."
In a career spanning nearly four decades, DeVito has starred in movie classics including One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and L.A. Confidential and has directed other hits such as Hoffa and Matilda. He is also well known for his producing skills.
Elsewhere, Icelandic sci-fi thriller Jar City, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, won the Crystal Glove award for best feature film.