Leading Method Actors Robert De Niro and Eli Wallach are to receive industry recognition this year for their lifetime contribution to cinema, and boy have they contributed!
De Niro is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the golden globes. Kevin Spacey announced this by saying that De Niro, 67, was ‘universally acknowledged as one of the greatest actors of all time’.
Eli Wallach will receive an Honorary Award at the Oscars this year. He has appeared in everything from ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ to ‘ The Godfather 3’. He goes way back to the first wave of method actors and was a good friend of to the writer Tennessee Williams.
These guys typify the amazing power of the technique they hold dear – method acting.