16:30 02 February 2005
Leonardo DiCaprio has been awarded a lifetime achievement award - at the tender age of 30.
The Hollywood heartthrob, who has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in 'The Aviator', was presented with the prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Leonardo was left stunned by the award, saying: "I am completely blown away. Getting this award is just so surreal considering I'm only 30 years old."
Despite the award, Leonardo - who has starred in a string of blockbusters including 'Titanic', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Beach' - says he can't wait to fill his life with acting.
He added: "I truly love making movies and I have been making them for 17 years now and I want to carry on making them for the rest of my life."
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