Robert De Niro plans to keep working for another 40 years.

The 66-year-old actor was surprised to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on Tuesday (16.02.10), and hopes he will continue to receive more accolades in the future.

He said: "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?"

Robert 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.

He added: "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 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 'Invictus', 'It's Complicated' and 'The Burning Plain', while Dame Helen Mirren and Jeff Bridges scooped Best Actress 50+ and Best Actor 50+ respectively.

AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards winners list:

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Robert De Niro

Reader's Choice:

'The Blind Side'

Best Movie for Grownups:


Best Actress 50+:

Dame Helen Mirren, 'The Last Station'

Best Actor 50+:

Jeff Bridges, 'Crazy Heart'

Best Supporting Actress 50+:

Kim Basinger, 'The Burning Plain'

Best Supporting Actor 50+:

Alec Baldwin, 'It's Complicated'

Best Director 50+

Kathryn Biggelow, 'The Hurt Locker'

Best Comedy:

'It's Complicated'

Best Grownup Love Story:

Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, 'Julie and Julia'

Best Documentary:

'The Way We Get By'

Breakthrough Accomplishment:

LeVar Burton, director, 'Reach For Me'

Best Buddy Movie:

'The Soloist'

Best International Movie:

'Everybody's Fine'

Best Movie For Grownups Who Refuse To Grow Up:

'Star Trek'

Best Screenwriter 50+:

Nancy Meyers, 'It's Complicated'

Best Foreign Film:

'Captain Abu Raed'

Judges Award For Extraordinary Merit: