DiCaprio to present Martin Scorsese with Robert Osborne Award

Leonardo DiCaprio will be presenting the inaugural Robert Osborne Award to his frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese during the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival.

DiCaprio, 43, will present the award to Scorsese, 75, for his decades-long commitment to the legacy and preservation of classic films, and will be present the award on April 26 during opening night of the festival, the organisers said in a statement.

DiCaprio has appeared in five of Scorsese's films till now. Their partnership started with 2002's "Gangs of New York" and over the years, the duo has worked on films such as "The Aviator" (2004), "The Departed" (2006), "Shutter Island" (2010) and "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013).

In 1990, Scorsese established The Film Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. The foundation has funded the restoration of over 800 films, which are made accessible to the public globally. In addition, the organisation's World Cinema Project has restored 31 films from 21 countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema.

The Robert Osborne Award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come.

The 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival will start from April 26 and conclude on April 29, 2018.

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