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Morgan Freeman participates in "The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman" panel during the National Geographic Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018

Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.

The 80-year-old Freeman has already received lifetime achievement prizes from the American Film Institute and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, among many other acting accolades. He has been nominated five times for an Academy Award and won for his performance in 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby.”

Freeman’s voice is among the most recognizable in entertainment. He has narrated many documentaries and lent his voice to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Previous SAG Life Achievement Award recipients include Carol Burnett, Betty White, Elizabeth Taylor, Sidney Poitier, George Burns and Mississippi native James Earl Jones.

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