Dick Van Dyke is this year’s Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement honoree


Van Dyke, who presented the SAG Life Achievement award Mary Tyler Moore at this year’s ceremony, will be on the receiving end in 2013. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

After more than five decades in show business, Dick Van Dyke is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.

As Entertainment Weekly notes, the Guild announced Tuesday that the 86-year-old star of stage, film and TV will receive the honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be held Jan. 27. Earlier this year, Van Dyke presented the same award to his former co-star Mary Tyler Moore. Perhaps she can return the favor?

Either way, be prepared to applaud the youthful energy of the recent newlywed come SAG night, when he will add this lifetime achievement trophy to previous career-celebrating decorations received at the American Comedy Awards and the New York Independent Film Festival.

Frankly, though, he qualified for this SAG designation after his appearances in “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Once you play a man named Caractacus Potts, you’ve obviously achieved the honor of a lifetime.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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