At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a couple weeks, Alan Alda will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, according to the Hollywood Reporter, his award already has a presenter. That presenter is none other than movie star Tom Hanks. Both actors co-starred in “Bridge Of Spies” together and because Hanks is an icon, it seems fitting to have one icon present to another.

Modern audiences might not be familiar with Alan Alda’s name. But he has a career that spans about six decades. He’s been a strong staple on television with his most famous role being on the show “M*A*S*H” as “Hawkeye” Pierce. During his time on the show, he won six Golden Globes and three acting Emmys.

On the film front, he once achieved an Oscar nomination in Best Supporting Actor for “The Aviator.” His other film credits include “Manhattan Murder Mystery,” “The Object Of My Affection,” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

As for his other accolades, they include two Tony nominations, three SAG nominations, and three DGA awards. He’s also been known for his philanthropic causes. But it’s his acting career that is slightly more prolific.

Some past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Betty White, Lily Tomlin, Debbie Reynolds, and Dick Van Dyke. All of whom are performers that have been prominent on both the big and small screen. So, it would seem fitting for Alan Alda to be honored in the same manner as them.

What do you think? Is Tom Hanks a good choice to present this prestigious award? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

The 25th annual SAG Awards will air on TBS and TNT at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m PST, on Sunday Jan. 27. 

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