Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman will receive the long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 SAG Awards. The prestigious honor will celebrate the 80-year-old’s impressive career achievements and humanitarian efforts. The annual award is gifted to an actor who inhibits the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”
“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,” blushed SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in a statement earlier this year. “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.”
The Memphis, Tennessee native filmography includes classics such as The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Seven (1995), Amistad (1997) Deep Impact (1998), Along Came a Spider (2001) and Wanted (2008).
The actor’s next film project is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, starring alongside Keira Knightley and Jack Whitehall. It The family fantasy adventure opens nationwide on November 2, 2018.
The 2018 SAG Awards will premiere on TBS on Sunday, January 21.
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