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Hanks salutes Denzel Washington as DeMille winner at Globes

Denzel Washington was given the Golden Globe lifetime achievement award on Sunday, with his "Philadelphia" co-star Tom Hanks saluting him as an actor with the "mysterious power not just to hold our attention, but demand it."

Hanks recited a list of legendary actors — Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and the like — that command the most respect in the industry.

"The list is finite," Hanks said. "The club is exclusive. But it includes the actor who is being given the Cecil B. DeMille Award tonight," said Hanks, who said he was fighting a cold.

Washington brought his family onstage for a speech that appeared to be cut...