Oscar-Winning Actor Robert De Niro to Receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

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December 06, 2019 - 10:58 am
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Academy Award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to two- time Oscar-winning actor, producer and director Robert De Niro during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the producers announced today.

Accepting SAG-AFTRA's highest accolade from his co-star in several films, including "This Boy's Life," will be a special moment at the ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT, according to a statement.

DiCaprio co-starred with De Niro in "This Boy's Life" as Toby, the only son of a single mother in 1950's Washington state. De Niro played Dwight, Toby's abusive stepfather. The complexity of each of their roles, and the emotionally charged storyline helped create a lasting bond between the two actors, who went on to work together in three more films, according to the statement.

In 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio accepted his first SAG Award for Male Lead in recognition of his outstanding performance in "The Revenant." He had previously been nominated for eight SAG Awards - three Male Actor in a Leading Role, one Male Actor in a Supporting Role, and four as part of an ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, including one for Marvin's Room, for which he was nominated with De Niro in 1997. tter Instagram