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D uring the 25th SAG Awards, people will be on the edge of their seats to see who will take home The Actor® statuette in the various categories. The Actor is more than just a trophy, however. He symbolizes the art and craft of acting, and receiving one is recognition of an outstanding performance. The very first statuette of its kind is on display at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles. The first thing most people notice is that he has no face. That's because like any actor, he is prepared to become whatever character a role requires — as symbolized by the Greek masks of comedy and drama that he holds at the ready. Daryl Anderson, founding member and current vice chair of the Screen Actors Guild Awards Committee, remembers how The Actor came to be. "We'd been through two proposed designs The original sketch of The Actor by artist Jim Barrett, submitted by designer Jim Heimann S AG A F T R A .O R G 2 0 1 9 56 2 5 TH SAG AWA R DS S P E C I A L

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