High School Musical star Zac Efron has thanked Leonardo Dicaprio for becoming his mentor - as the Hollywood actor is like an "older brother" to him.
The 21-year-old met his idol in November last year (08) and the pair struck up a close bond after attending a basketball game in Los Angeles together.
DiCaprio has previously compared Efron's current pin-up status to his own early career, and the young star is glad to have made the effort to get to know his new pal.
He tells Elle magazine, "(When we first met) I was all, Oh, hey! And he turned around and right there I had the in (sic). And I was like, Im a big fan Id love to sit down and talk with you sometime. And he goes, Right on.
"A few nights later, I was at a Lakers game and I texted him, and he said he was coming. And this guy in a ball cap and coat with the collar up sits next to me. We talked the whole game, and he was just everything I thought he would be: smart, level-headed, charming, hilarious. You know, the older-brother vibe.