Leonardo DiCaprio Gets ‘Crotch-Hugged’ At Santa Barbara Film Festival

Posted Friday February 7, 2014 2:55 PM GMT

He’s well-known for having a case of ‘Jon Hamm Syndrome’ and Leonardo DiCaprio's family jewels received a warm welcome at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival last night (February 6).

During his arrival at the Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony, the “Catch Me If You Can” star was approached by notorious Ukranian prankster/crotch hugger Vitalii Sediuk who proceeded to kneel down and wrap his arms around Leo’s waist.

Certainly taken aback by the gesture, DiCaprio paused and then cracked a smile as he endured the hijinks in front of the whole red carpet crowd.

At the event, Leo and his “The Wolf of Wall Street” director Martin Scorsese both received the Cinema Vanguard Award for their five career collaborations.

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