03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Leonardo Di Caprio Honored At Marrakesh Film Festival

Veteran US movie director Martin Scorcese and Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Di Caprio were guests of honour at the gala opening here of the seventh Marrakesh Film Festival.

"I am very pleased to offer the Golden Star to a very good friend and wonderful actor," Scorcese said Friday night as he handed Di Caprio the festival's top award in recognition of his career so far.

Scorcese, who has made three films with Di Caprio - "Gangs of New York" (2002), "Aviator" (2004) and "The Departed" (2006) - paid tribute to the actor for "always working till he breaks through the psychological depth of the character he has to play."

"I never failed to be amazed by his clear and complete commitment to his work," the director said.

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