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Santa Barbara Film Fest to Award Leonardo DiCaprio with American Riviera Award

Leonardo-DiCaprio

The festival, in its 28th year, has also announced today that it will honor Academy Award® nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio with the American Riviera Award. DiCaprio, whose latest film Django Unchained was released to critical acclaim and box office success this Christmas, will be honored on Friday, February 1 at the Arlington Theatre.

“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” commented Durling. “His performance in Django Unchained reaffirms that he is the most relevant actor of this generation.”

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3 comments

  1. “His performance in Django Unchained reaffirms that he is the most relevant actor of this generation.”

    You bet your ass. Congrats to Mr. DiCaprio!

  2. Oh, I love this guy. So talented, not afraid to take risks.

  3. Yeah, nice to see him getting something. I enjoyed watching him in Django. Nice work. Although I doubt he’ll even get nominated, it’s still good to see him trying something a little different. I’m one who thinks he hardly gets his due sometimes. He’s physically limited in some ways — will never be a Daniel Day Lewis, for instance, but, bless him, he never lets that stand in his way much. Kinda like Brad Pitt. Keep up the good work Leo. If you win an oscar too early, it could paint you into a corner, btw.

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