The guild announced that De Niro will be the 56th recipient of its highest honour at its SAG Awards on Jan. 19, 2020.
SAG cited De Niro’s extraordinary accomplishments in film and television, including two Academy Awards, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other honours. It also noted his co-founding and championing of New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival.
The actor says in a statement that he’s honored to receive the award from a union that he’s been a part of for more than 50 years.
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