Congratulations are in order!
Legendary actor will receive the performers’ union’s top accolade at the 26th annual SAG Awards. It’’ll take place on Jan. 19 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
“Robert De Niro is an actor of extraordinary depth and ability,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “The characters he creates captivate our imaginations. From the smoldering inferno of young Vito Corleone to the raging bull Jake Lamotta and everybody’s grandpa Ben Whittaker, he continues to touch our hearts and open our minds to new and exciting worlds of understanding and emotion. It is my great privilege to announce that SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor will be presented to one of the most singular talents of our generation, Robert De Niro.”
If you didn’t know, De Niro won Academy Awards for “The Godfather Part II” and “Raging Bull.” He was nominated for “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Awakenings,” “Cape Fear” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
This award is much deserved. De Niro said, “I have been a member of this union for over 50 years. It’s an honor to receive this award from SAG-AFTRA.”