2020 SAG Awards: Robert De Niro Given Life Achievement Award

The legendary actor was introduced by fellow movie star Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Robert De Niro is a veteran actor whose career in Hollywood is filled with accolades
is a veteran actor whose career in Hollywood is filled with accolades

Robert De Niro was honored with the Life Achievement Award at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) today, Monday 20, 2020.

The actor is one of Hollywood’s most notable legends and has featured in a lot of high-profile movies in his career, the latest being the award-winning Martin Scorsese biopic The Irishman (2019).

The memorable event took place at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo HallLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited States and was well attended by many movie stars.

De Niro at the 2020 SAG Awards
De Niro at the

De Niro joins Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman, Debbie Reynolds, and James Earl Jones as they have all gotten the same recognition.

In his acceptance speech, the actor said that taking victory laps in the acting profession was something you didn’t indulge in because you were worried about your next project. He thanked SAG for the honor, highlighting what they had done for actors, especially in recent times when there was hostility towards unions.

De Niro

There’s right, and there’s wrong, and there’s common sense, and there’s abuse of power. As a citizen, I have as much right as anybody, an actor, an athlete, a musician, anybody else, to voice my opinion. And if I have a bigger voice because of my situation, I’m going to use it whenever I see a blatant abuse of power.Robert De Niro

Fellow actor who introduced De Niro stated that the veteran actor had been his role model right from the time he was a teenager and called him “elemental.”

De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio at the ceremony
De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio at the ceremony

Robert De Niro is elemental. It feels as if he’s always been here and always will be here. As the lights went down, he turned to me and said, ‘If you really want to be an actor and get into this profession, if you want to understand what great acting is, you watch that man on screen.

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