Let’s go!!!!! this is so fucking deserving, De Niro already has lifetime achievement awards from the Golden Globes and AFI, but my favorite actor is adding another one in the from the Screen Actors Guild. Anybody that knows me, knows I go to bat for his filmography, now the last 2 decades haven’t brought much of note except for his performances in “Meet The Parents”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and this years return to form “The Irishman”. Previous winners of the SAG lifetime achieve award are Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman, Debbie Reynolds, Betty White, James Earl Jones and Clint Eastwood just to name a few.
Few actors are more deserving of this kind of award than De Niro, I mean where do you even begin with him. You can talk about his iconic performance as Young Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather Part 2” which earned him his first Oscar, his performance was almost entirely in Italian which its impressive in itself but equally impressive is how he delivered a performance that stands on its own and doesn’t seem like an imitation to what Marlon Brando did. “Awakenings” is his most heartbreaking work, such vulnerability that’s a perfect movie to show anybody who thinks he only excels at tough guy roles. “Raging Bull”, earned him his second Oscar and is in my book his best performance. One that is truly transformative as he played the same role in 2 different way, one being after he gained a then record 60 pounds. “Taxi Driver” it speaks for itself, one of the best and most influential of all time with “Joker” being a perfect example.I could go on and on as to why he deserves this award but any true movie fan already knows he has the filmography to back it up.#SAG#RobertDeNiro#Goodfellas#RagingBull#TheIrishman#Mob#Mafia#NewYork#NYC#TaxiDriver#Joker#TheJoker#Alacapone#TheGodfather#CapeFear#meettheparents#frankenstein#theuntouchables#meanstreets#thedeerhunter#whentheyseeus#silverliningsplaybook#backdraft#Brazil#OnceUponATimeinAmerica#RockyAndbullwinkle#greatexpectations#jackiebrown#thisboyslife#thekingofcomedy