Actor James Earl Jones will soon be the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award for his stellar career and philanthropist accomplishments.
The 77-year-old has lent his voice to many roles, such as the villainous Darth Vadar in the “Star Wars” series, and Mufasa in the popular Disney film “The Lion King.”
He’s also earned acclaim on Broadway, starring a number of plays, most recently in the much-buzzed-about revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

SAG president Alan Rosenberg said Jones was an extraordinary actor whose long and quiet work off camera as an advocate for literacy and the arts “deserves our admiration and respect.”

The fourteenth annual SAG Awards will take place in Los Angeles on January 25.