September 25, 2015
Desimartini.com | By Garima Satija
Leonardo DiCaprio will be honoured with Actors Inspiration Award by Screen Actors Guild Foundation on November 5. The foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary at a Beverly Hills gala. DiCaprio will be honoured for his charitable efforts as the chairman of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and also for his onscreen achievements for being a five time Oscar nominee and eight time SAG nominee.
JoBeth Williams, SAG Foundation President, said in a statement, “To commemorate our landmark anniversary, we’re excited to honour Leonardo DiCaprio’s outstanding achievements with our Actors Inspiration Award. 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”.
DiCaprio was quite humbled to hear the news. He said, “It is an honour 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”.