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Leonardo DiCaprio Astounded by 'Avatar'

February 24, 2010 (2:47 am) GMT
Although his 'Titanic' has been defeated by James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi epic in box office record, Leonardo DiCaprio shows he is a big fan of 'Avatar', calling it 'an unbelievable film experience'.
Leonardo DiCaprio

has no hard feelings about James Cameron's latest movie "" sinking "Titanic" 's box office record - because he thinks the sci-fi epic is "astounding". The actor appeared in Cameron's 1997 disaster movie, which set a new high in worldwide takings with $1.8 billion.

"Avatar" has now smashed "Titanic" 's massive record - it's pulled in more than $2.4 billion since its release in December 2009. But DiCaprio is a big fan of the 3-D film, and is full of praise for Cameron's hard work on the epic.

He tells British morning show GMTV, "It's an unbelievable film experience, it really is. What Cameron pulled off on that movie - it's astounding, it blows your mind. I went in to there not knowing much about the world he was going to create - all I heard was $400 million, four years in the making, 'Alright Jim, let's see what you're going to do'."

And the 35-year-old is hopeful there will be a sequel to "Avatar", "It's the first time I've been submerged into a digital 3-D world like that, I felt connected to the characters. I hope they keep going and going."

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