23 Aug – Known for his versatility with roles ranging from playing gods to presidents and pimps, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman will next be honoured as the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award.
Morgan will officially receive the award at the 2018 SAG Awards next January, according to Variety.
To be presented by the SAG-AFTRA for his career achievements and humanitarian efforts over the years, the annually presented award is only given to actor who fosters 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," said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris.
"He is innovative, fearless and completely unbound by expectations. As a chauffeur, convicted murderer boxing gym attendant, pimp or president, Morgan fully realised every character, baring their souls and showcasing their humanity."