SAG to honour Leonardo DiCaprio with top inspiration award

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 15:39 IST
A scene from Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, The Wolf of Wall Street. This irreverent Martin Scorsese film saw the actor in one of his most infectiously dynamic roles. An Oscar nomination and rave reviews were the result.

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio will receive the Screen Actors Guild’s Actors Inspiration Award in recognition of his film accomplishments and charity work. The 40-year-old Wolf of Wall Street star will be handed the coveted accolade at the SAG Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on November 5.

He will be recognised for his on-screen achievements, including eight SAG nominations and five Oscar nominations, and his charity work through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which was founded in 1998 and has donated over $30 million toward environmental causes.

“To commemorate our landmark anniversary, we’re excited to honour Leonardo DiCaprio’s outstanding achievements with our Actors Inspiration Award,” said SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “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.”

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The actor is “honoured” to be receiving the award and is “proud” to be associated with the organisation. “It is an honour to be recognised 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,” he said in a statement.

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“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,” DiCaprio added.

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