Friday, September 5, 2014

Some Interesting facts about Leonardo DiCaprio

(April 16, 1999) While filming The Beach (2000) off the coast of Thailand, Leonardo and others were swept off a camera boat by strong winds and waves. No one was injured.
His first publicity spot was about MILK.
Sues Playgirl magazine over plans to publish pictures --including full frontal nudity -- of himself. [March 1998]
Ranked #75 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Was considering starring in a movie about actor James Dean, but turned down the role because he felt he wasn't experienced enough to do the film.
Auditioned for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever (1995), which went toChris O'Donnell.
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, California.
Younger stepbrother of Adam Farrar.
He and his family funded a state-of-the-art computer center at the Los Feliz branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, which was rebuilt after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
A Manhattan appeals court decided to go ahead with a $45 million lawsuit against DiCaprio by actor and screenwriter Roger Wilson for allegedly encouraging his friends in a street fight with Wilson over advances DiCaprio's friends made toward Wilson's girlfriend,Elizabeth Berkley.
At age 10, his agent advised him to change his name to a more American-friendly Lenny Williams. Needless to say, he did not follow that advice.
Was initially set to star as Alan Jensen in Harvard Man (2001), but the film's low budget could not afford to pay his salary, so he dropped out and Adrian Grenier took the lead.
Was set to star in American Psycho (2000) but had to drop it due to scheduling conflicts.Christian Bale took the part instead.
In January 1999, his lawyers filed an application to allow DiCaprio to copyright his own name.
Attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High School.
Attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.
Ranked #42 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #74 in 2002 and #60 in 2001.
Ranked #6 in Star TV's "Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s" (2003).
Childhood friends with Tobey Maguire and the late Christopher Pettiet.
When his camera went missing, he offered a substantial reward of many thousands of pounds for its return. [November 2003]
Was once attached to star in American Psycho (2000) and was reputedly offered over $20 million for the role.
Openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.
Was offered the role of the porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997) at around the same time as he was offered his role in Titanic (1997). The Dirk Diggler role eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.

(December 23, 2004) Mentioned in an interview with Katie Couric that while filming The Aviator (2004), it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.
He is an environmental conservationist and often advocates and supports natural causes.
Was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man (2002), which went to Tobey Maguire.
Filed police charges after being attacked with a bottle by a Canadian ex-model while leaving a private party. Although the wound was very close to his jugular vein, it was not expected to delay production on his latest movie. [June 2005]
Won the role of Arthur Rimbaud in Total Eclipse (1995) after the death of actor River Phoenix in 1993.
Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson are his favorite actors.
He can speak a little German.
Was considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker for Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones (2002), which went to Hayden Christensen.
He and Jason Robards received Oscar-nominations for portraying Howard Hughes. Robards played Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980) and Leonardo played him in The Aviator (2004)
Was originally cast in The Good Shepherd (2006).

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