Alan Alda “Thrilled” Tom Hanks Will Present Him With SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
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Alan Alda will be greeted by a familiar face when he receives his lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Award ceremony on Jan. 27.
The 82-year-old Golden Globe and Emmy-winner most beloved for his role on M.A.S.H is the 55th recipient of the annual award, which will be presented by Tom Hanks, who Alda says he met long before they first worked together on the 2015 film Bridge of Spies.
Alda told the associated press that they “have run into each other casually over the years at awards ceremonies and on airplanes and things like that. So, I remember him when he was just a kid.”
“I’m so thrilled that Tom agreed to that. I had no idea they were even asking him. And it’s so generous of him,” Alda said of the news in an interview with The Associated Press.
The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.”