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Leonardo DiCaprio set for film festival honor

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to be honored for his contribution to cinema at the upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California.

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The "Titanic" star will attend a special ceremony on February 1 to receive the coveted American Riviera Award, which recognizes influential artists in Hollywood. A statement from the event's executive director Roger Durling, reads, "We are thrilled to be honoring Leonardo DiCaprio with the American Riviera Award, in a year where he has shown us another layer of his immeasurable talent. His performance in 'Django Unchained' reaffirms that he is the most relevant actor of this generation."

DiCaprio follows in the footsteps of previous recipients including Sandra Bullock, Annette Bening, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Mickey Rourke. The festival runs from January 24 to February 3.

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Jan 3, 2013 7:52AM
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Congrats to him! Love him :)  After 3 nominations, here's hoping the Academy will finally acknowledge his talent with an Oscar as well.
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I agree with the critics...the man is a very versitile actor and quite talented.  I think I best loved his performances in Blood Diamond and, of course, Titanic.  But he's never won an Oscar, which is a tragedy for actors like him.  He deserves every award he gets, but not every movie he stars in deserves the same accolades.  I love him as an actor, he's fantastic.  Congrats, Leo!
Jan 3, 2013 9:35AM
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     HE WAS EXCELLENT IN DJANGO.
Jan 3, 2013 12:02PM
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IT IS ABOUT STINKIN TIME!!! He's been robbed of the Oscar and other awards too many times: Aviator, Blood Diamond, Catch Me if You Can, The Departed, Titanic... the list goes on! He is a very versatile and talented actor and deserves way more accolades than he has received. Here's hoping he soon receives - FINALLY - that Oscar he so deserves! I haven't yet seen Django Unchained but I will and have no doubt this is yet another winner for him! Always a winner in my humble opinion... Congratulations Leo! :D 
Jan 11, 2013 4:55AM
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I WOULD THINK THIS A MORE MEASURABLE AWARD AND MUCH HIGHER HONOR FOR HIM----
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