Does Leonardo DiCaprio have a terminal illness I’m not aware of?

At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival DiCaprio was given a Lifetime Achievment Award. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not slamming DiCaprio who has done some good work… he can’t control what awards are given to him. But isn’t a lifetime acheivment award generally given to people who have the bulk of their life’s work behind them? :confused:

The guy is (given the average lifespan) halfway through his acting career… is the implication that his best work is behind him and it’s all downhill from here? The only thing that comes to mind is that the people in charge of this event are simply trying to draw attention to themselves by trying to grab a bit of the limelight aimed at DiCaprio due to the Oscar nominations given to The Aviator.

Pretty cheesy, really. I’d be embarrased if I was on the selection committee for that particular award.

Source: AP

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