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Leonardo DiCaprio to be honored by SAG

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Leonardo DiCaprio will be honored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary at a Beverly Hills gala on Nov. 5. DiCaprio will receive the Actors Inspiration Award in recognition for his onscreen achievements as a five-time Oscar nominee and eight-time SAG nominee, as well as recognition for his philanthropic efforts as Chairman of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). Founded in 1998, the LDF focuses on environmental and climate awareness. Over the years, it has awarded more than $30 million dollars in grants to countries around the world.

“To commemorate our landmark anniversary, we’re excited to honor Leonardo DiCaprio’s outstanding achievements with our Actors Inspiration Award,” SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams said in a statement. “With beloved and acclaimed films as diverse as Titanic to The Wolf of Wall Street to his latest film The Revenant, Leonardo’s career is a gold standard example to his craft. Also, his work with LDF demonstrates his commitment to conservation and protection of our environment.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by the SAG Foundation, a group which does so much to support, sustain, and educate my fellow actors and give back to the entertainment industry, as well as the work it has done to advance children’s literacy,” said DiCaprio. “As the SAG Foundation moves into its next 30 years, I’m proud to be a continuing supporter and contributor to its legacy and its future.”

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