What connects: Dirty Harry, Mary Poppins and Darth Vader?
The actors who played them* have all been honoured with lifetime achievement awards by the US union SAG – the screen actors’ guild – in what the AFL-CIO almost certainly correctly describes as “the only nationally televised awards show of any kind that honors the work of union members”. Congratulations to all this year’s winners, and to every union member in the creative industries. Not all stars are union members, but all union members are stars in our eyes!
* Clint Eastwood, Julie Andrews and James Earl Jones.
Pedant’s footnote – ok, ok, James Earl Jones only provided the voice for Darth Vader, but you get the point…..