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Diego Boneta To Receive CinemaCon Rising Star Of The Year Award

March 23rd, 2012 8:05am EDT

Diego BonetaYoung actor/singer Diego Boneta is tipped for greatness after he was named as the recipient of CinemaCon's Rising Star of 2012 Award.

The little-known Mexican TV star gained his big break in Hollywood last year after landing a lead role in the upcoming adaptation of stage musical Rock of Ages alongside Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin.

Bosses at revered annual movie convention CinemaCon believe Boneta is one actor to watch and have named him their rising star of 2012.

CinemaCon General Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser says, "How exciting to think that Diego Boneta's first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin."

Boneta will be presented with the award at a gala dinner in Las Vegas later this year.

Diego Boneta

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