Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was given the Platinum Award for lifetime achievement at the Santa Barbara Film Festival Sunday. The actor is only 30-years-old.
Festival director Roger Durling announced that DiCaprio won the award for his 'exceptional career' which includes such hits as 'Titanic' and the Howard Hughes biopic 'The Aviator' which has received 11 Oscar nominations this year.
DiCaprio started acting at the age of 13, appearing on the television show 'Growing Pains' where he played a runaway child taken in by the Seaver family.
In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio described winning the award as 'completely and utterly surreal, given I'm only 30 years old. But, you know, what has it been? Almost 17 years now. I've done quite a few films. But what's really exciting, for me, is that this is what I really love doing. It's what I want to do for the rest of my life.'