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Leonardo DiCaprio ordered to return Oscar statue

The 44-year-old actor was gifted Marlon Brando's 1954 trophy for 'On The Waterfront', and he will have to hand it over to authorities due to an ongoing court case.

FILE: US actor Leonardo DiCaprio looks on prior to speaking on stage during the Paris premiere of the documentary film 'Before the Flood' on 17 October 2016. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to return an Oscars statue given to Marlon Brando in 1954 because of an ongoing investigation involving Jho Low, who gifted him the trophy.

The 44-year-old actor - who ended a long career journey when he was named best actor for his role in 2015's The Revenant - was gifted Brando's 1954 trophy for On The Waterfront, and he will have to hand it over to authorities due to an ongoing court case.

As reported by the New York Times, Malasian financier Low gave DiCaprio the award after originally buying it at an auction for $600,000.

Low - who financed the actor's movie The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013 - is accused of committing fraud against an investment fund for billions of dollars.

As well as Brando's Oscar, the star has also handed over other presents given by Low, including a Pablo Picasso painting.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences retains the right to buy any of its statues by for just $1, so it's expected that's where the trophy will be returned to following the end of the investigation.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that DiCaprio is very serious about his relationship with Camila Morrone.

Of their burgeoning romance, a source explained: "He's more mature and thinking long term."

Although marriage is definitely not a discussion yet, the duo are said to be content with how their relationship is developing.

Another insider recently explained: "He is very serious with Cami and has been for a while now, but marriage is not something that is on the horizon."

DiCaprio is also conscious that Morrone is young and in a different space in life and as a result, the Hollywood star is trying not to look too far ahead with their romance.

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