Leonardo DiCaprio is set to receive the Screen Actors Guild‘s Actors Inspiration Award!
According to PEOPLE, the SAG Foundation announced that the actor will be presented with the award on Nov. 5 at its Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. . It’s in recognition not only of Leonardo’s onscreen work, but his charity work with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
“To commemorate our landmark anniversary, we’re excited to honor Leonardo DiCaprio’s outstanding achievements with our Actors Inspiration Award,” SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams said in a statement. “With beloved and acclaimed films as diverse as Titanic to The Wolf of Wall Street to his latest film The Revenant, Leonardo’s career is a gold standard example to his craft. Also, his work with LDF demonstrates his commitment to conservation and protection of our environment.”
Leonardo said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the SAG Foundation, a group which does so much to support, sustain, and educate my fellow actors and give back to the entertainment industry, as well as the work it has done to advance children’s literacy. As the SAG Foundation moves into its next 30 years, I’m proud to be a continuing supporter and contributor to its legacy and its future.”
The nonprofit SAG Foundation not only supports guild members and their families, but also gives back to the community through its children’s literacy programs.
Congratulations to Leonardo for this great honor!
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