"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience," Paul Newman once said. You know, that guy, the 10-time Oscar nominee with the salad dressing, who won an Academy Award for "The Color of Money."
So, on Sunday, when the Screen Actors Guild broadcasts their 19th Annual SAG Awards for thespian excellence on TNT and TBS (5pm PT/8pm ET), we figure they know what they're talking about when it comes to dramatic arts. But who are they, and why are we counting on them for Oscar answers?
As important as these awards are to actors, the late Newman, a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 1985, also put such honors in perspective: "The embarrassing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films."