Robert De Niro To Receive Hollywood Acting Union’s Top Honor

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November 12, 2019 | 6:54pm EST

Robert De Niro is to be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in the New Year.
The movie legend will become the 56th person to pick up the accolade in January (20), given to celebrities for their career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments.
“Robert De Niro is an actor of extraordinary depth and ability and the characters he creates captivate our imaginations,” Gabrielle Carteris, the president of the SAG-AFTRA acting union tells WENN. “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.”
The actor adds, “I have been a member of this union for over 50 years. It’s an honor to receive this award from SAG-AFTRA.”
The seven-time Oscar nominee has received Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for his work in Wizard of Lies, Silver Linings Playbook and Marvin’s Room.