DiCaprio co-starred with De Niro in This Boy's Life as Toby, the only son of a single mother in 1950's Washington state. De Niro played Dwight, Toby's abusive stepfather. The complexity of each of their roles, and the emotionally charged storyline helped create a lasting bond between the two actors, who went on to work together in three more films.
De Niro's incredible repertoire of films includes his Academy Award®-winning roles in The Godfather II and Raging Bull, as well as Oscar®-nominated turns for his work in The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, Awakenings, Cape Fear and Silver Linings Playbook. De Niro has proven his versatility with his memorable dramatic roles in The Untouchables, Jackie Brown and Backdraft, and several successful comedies in his career, including Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers, Analyze This and the dramedy Midnight Run.
Much more information about De Niro's extraordinary career and why he was chosen to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award can be found here on the SAG Awards website.