Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Irishman and Goodfellas icon Robert De Niro has been chosen to receive the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award this winter.
"Robert De Niro is an actor of extraordinary depth and ability. The characters he creates captivate our imaginations. From the smoldering inferno of young Vito Corleone to the raging bull Jake LaMotta and everybody's grandpa Ben Whittaker, he continues to touch our hearts and open our minds to new and exciting worlds of understanding and emotion," Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is my great privilege to announce that SAG-AFTRA's highest honor will be presented to one of the most singular talents of our generation, Robert De Niro."