For those of you who didn’t know, Ernest Borgnine is still alive and kicking. The award winning actor is a vital 93 years old and still acting. His dedication to his craft as well as his long resume is why the Screen Actors Guild has chosen him as the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. He’ll be following in the footsteps of this year’s media darling Betty White who was honored with it in January.
If you’re not familiar with Borgnine’s name, you’ll probably know his face. The guy has been in everything! He’s appeared in over 200 movies during the course of his career including such classics as From Here to Eternity and Marty, the film that earned him an Oscar. He went on to headline the popular television series “McHale’s Navy” where he starred as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale. It ran for 4 seasons and sparked a theatrical remake in 1997, in which he made a cameo appearance.
He’s been nominated for countless awards, most recently a Primetime Emmy for his work on the last season of “ER.” The actor will also appear in the upcoming assassin flick RED, opposite Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. Borgnine will receive the award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment at the 17th annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 30, 2011.
Will you tune it to see Borgnine’s tribute? Are you excited that he was chosen?