Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn

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Robert De Niro may be 66 years old, but don't tell him that.

In fact, he says he's got a lot more life and work ahead of him—like four decades worth…

"You know, I've only been doing this for about 40 years," De Niro said of his acting career last night at AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards, where he was honored with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. "It's actually been longer, but what are they going to give me 40 years from now—the He Lived Too Long Award?"

He also noted the irony of learning he'd be getting an award from AARP just days after his latest flick, Everybody's Fine, hit theaters. "A couple of critics suggested it was maybe time for me to retire," De Niro said, adding later, "I'm still a kid—always a kid. And like most kids, I'm very happy for the approval of grownups. Thank you and see you at the Kids Choice Awards."

Speaking of aging, Sean Penn quipped, "How old would you feel if I said Spicoli will be 50 in August?"

Meanwhile, Maggie Gyllenhaal recalled hanging one night with Jeff Bridges and their Crazy Heart director, Scott Cooper, not long after they started filming.

"You had everyone come in your trailer, and you had vodka and I wasn't used to that, but I had an almost 2-year-old and I was up for it," she said to Bridges. "And I remember in the put your arm around Scott and said, 'This is our leader, man, this is our leader.' And I wasn't sure, but I went with you because you said that and you said that with all your heart."


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