James Earl Jones To Get SAG Life Achievement Award

James Earl Jones, who has voiced some of entertainment’s most memorable characters, will receive the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

SAG President Alan Rosenberg calls Jones “a vocal presence without peer” and lauds his TV, film and stage work.

Jones, who said he was mute as a child because of a stuttering problem, credits reading with helping him find his voice.

He is known to fans of all ages as the voice of Darth Vader in “Star Wars” and Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King” as well as CNN.

Jones has collected myriad acting honors, including two Tony awards, three Emmys, an Oscar nomination and the National Medal of
Arts.

He will be presented with the Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild awards on January 25th.

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