Leonardo DiCaprio wins International Green Award
Leonardo DiCaprio has won the International Green Award at the eighth annual Cinema For Peace Gala in Berlin.Updated: Feb 12, 2009 12:41 IST
Leonardo DiCaprio has won the International Green Award at the eighth annual Cinema For Peace Gala in Berlin.
The eco-friendly actor was given the award Monday by former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who first met the star when he appeared in DiCaprio's environmental documentary The 11th Hour, reports contactmusic.com.
Accepting his trophy, the star told the crowd he was proud to be in Germany - where his grandmother, Helene Idenbirken, lived before her death last year - recalling the Berlin Wall's fall in 1989.
He said: "My mother and grandparents are all from Germany, and I will never forget that moment of joy as we sat around the television and celebrated with the rest of the world, watching as the wall fell."
First Published: Feb 12, 2009 12:39 IST