Leonardo DiCaprio to receive an honourary SAG award

2015-09-26 10:00

Los Angeles - Leonardo DiCaprio will receive the Screen Actors Guild's Actors Inspiration Award.

The 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 5 November in recognition of his on-screen accomplishments - 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 $30m toward environmental causes.

SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams said: ''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.''

The 40-year-old actor is "honoured" to be receiving the award and is ''proud'' to be associated with the organisation.

He said in a statement: ''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.

''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.''

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