Iconic actor Morgan Freeman is to receive the Life Achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.
Freeman has starred in countless classics over the years, with memorable roles in everything from The Shawshank Redemption to Unforgiven and The Dark Knight.
The actor’s career has been a memorable one, and brought joy to movie fans all over the world. And it comes as no surprise to hear that Freeman will be receiving the Life Achievement award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21st.
Freeman will be the 54th recipient of the accolade which is bestowed on those for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
“I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part. He is innovative, fearless and completely unbound by expectations. As a chauffeur, convicted murderer, boxing gym attendant, pimp or president, Morgan fully realized every character, baring their souls and showcasing their humanity. It has been a privilege to see his genius at work.”
Freeman has a won a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award in the past.