Friday, September 5, 2014

Things you didnt know about Leonardo DiCaprio

Very good friends with actresses Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard and actor Vincent Gallo.
He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) was "the most fun I've ever had".
Has appeared on the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played byJoaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.
He purchased a 104-acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005 and plans to develop a resort with renewable energy sources. Purchase price for the island, Blackadore Caye, was estimated to be $1.75 million.

Good friends with Lukas HaasMark Wahlberg and Kevin Connolly.
In 2006 in "The Independent", he named his ten favorite movies as: Bicycle Thieves(1948), Taxi Driver (1976), Lawrence of Arabia (1962),  (1963), The Third Man(1949), Yojimbo (1961), Sunset Blvd. (1950), The Shining (1980) and East of Eden(1955).
Was cast in the lead role in Baz Luhrmann's doomed Alexander The Great-project.
In his childhood, he and his mother lived in poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles which he describes as "Ghettos of Hollywood".
Early in his career he appeared as a contestant on a game show called "Fun House" where stunts were performed - his involved trying to catch fish in a small pool with only his teeth.
Attended John Marshall High School in Los Feliz. Other alum include Bo BarrettHeidi FleissJonathan ParkAnne-Marie Johnson and Julie Newmar.
Turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.
Was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad PittVal KilmerEdward NortonRussell CroweBen Foster and Girard Swan.
Has once said his favorite female performance is Gena Rowlands' Mabel Longhetti in A Woman Under the Influence (1974).
Has said his two favorite performances are Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver(1976) and James Dean's Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955).
Martin Scorsese is his favorite director.
Named #36 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars (2007).
His German grandmother died at age 93 in August 2008.
Has a Dutch song about him called "Ik ben verliefd op Leonardo DiCaprio/I'm in love with Leonardo DiCaprio" by Flemish girl band K3 (Kathleen AertsKaren Damen, and Kristel Verbeke).
His father, George DiCaprio, is of German and Italian ancestry and is an underground writer, editor and distributor of comic books. His mother, Irmelin DiCaprio, is of German and Russian ancestry and a former legal secretary.
In 1994, he became the seventh youngest actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at age 19. He was nominated for his performance inWhat's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
When he was a child, his favorite films were Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971),Watership Down (1978), and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).
Thanked by Blink 182 in the liner notes of their album "Enema of the State".
Ranked #8 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s.
DiCaprio, along with Kate Winslet and director James Cameron, publicly pledged to support the financial future of the last living Titanic survivor, Millvina Dean, after it was reported that she had been forced to sell her mementos to pay for nursing home bills. [May 2009]
Bought Kate Winslet an inscribed gold ring, after they finished filming Revolutionary Road(2008) together. However, Winslet keeps the inscription a secret.
Campaigned for the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemies (2009), but Johnny Depp was cast in the role instead.
He stated in a Rolling Stone interview that in his younger years his mother took him to Germany about 10 times to visit his grandmother.
Quentin Tarantino considered casting Leo as SS Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009), but he eventually chose Christoph Waltz to play the role instead.
Purchased a unit in Manhattan's new, eco-friendly Riverhouse development in Battery Park, paying $3,665,700. Other real estate holdings include: A 1765-square-foot house on Carbon Beach in Malibu that he purchased in 1998 for $1.6 million. A 2633-square-foot house in the Malibu Colony that he purchased in 2002 for exactly $6 million. A 4551-square-foot house in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that he bought in late 1999 for $2,515,000. A 3980-square-foot house in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills (next door to the one mentioned above) that he purchased in the summer of 2003 for $3,780,000. A two-bedroom, 2374-square-foot contemporary-style oceanfront house in Malibu, California that he paid $6.350 million for in 2007. And in Las Vegas, he spent $1.5 million for two adjacent two-bedroom units at Las Vegas's Panorama Towers in 2004.
His favorite actress of all time is Meryl Streep.
Has been in a relationship with Bar Refaeli twice. They began a relationship in December 2005, but separated in October 2007. However, they later reconciled in December 2007, only to separate again in May 2011.
As a board member with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), he has traveled to such places as Bhutan, Nepal and Russia.
While attempting to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to attend the International Tiger Conservation Forum as a guest of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), but he was held up not once, but twice by flights. The first, Delta Flight 30, which departed from JFK bound for Moscow, was forced to make an emergency landing back at JFK shortly after takeoff due to engine flame out and malfunction, later his replacement flight had to make an unscheduled landing in Helsinki, Finland to refuel due to strong winds over the Atlantic ocean that used up the plane's fuel. Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who hosted the event, acknowledged that a lesser man, "could have read it as a sign - that it was not worth going," but instead Leo, who's late grandparents were Russian, made it to the summit and gained Putin's respect. The summit's aim is to double wild tiger populations worldwide from 3,500 to 7,000 by 2022. While in St. Petersburg, DiCaprio committed $1 million to WWF for urgent tiger conservation efforts through his Fund at the California Community Foundation. [November 2010]
Has appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: December 2006 and December 2008.
Won the 2010 'Do Something' Award for his Haiti relief efforts and the television show "Greensburg".
Kate Winslet considers him the best actor of his generation.
Celebrated his 37th birthday at New York City Hotspot Avenue, which he rented out. Guests included pals Russell Simmons and Bradley Cooper and his mother Irmelin. The party raised money for DiCaprio's various wildlife protection projects and disaster relief for Haiti. [November 2011]
Owns a production company - Appian Way Productions.
His movie J. Edgar (2011) was released in cinemas in the United States and Canada on his 37th birthday.
Is a staunch liberal Democrat who has been both personally and financially active in the campaigns and elections of Bill ClintonAl GoreJohn Kerry and Barack Obama.
Was named Commander of the Order of the Arts and Letters in France in the same day that Martin Scorsese received the Legion of Honour. Recipients of the order are honored for their significant contribution to the enrichment of French culture. France's Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres described DiCaprio as an 'icon, little Hollywood prince, bad boy from Los Angeles, modern romantic hero, Peter Pan of American cinema'. [January 5, 2005].
Was considered for the role of Roark Jr./ Yellow Bastard in Sin City (2005), which went toNick Stahl.
(January 19, 2007) Attended The Departed (2006) premiere in Tokyo, Japan.
Attended the Blood Diamond (2006) premieres in Madrid, Spain (January 26th) and London, England (January 23rd). [January 2007]
American representative at Tiger Conservation Efforts At Russia Summit. Donated $1.000.000 to preservation of Asian Tiger. [November 2010]
Attended the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2007]
(November 4, 2008) Attended the Body of Lies (2008) premiere in Rome, Italy.
Attended the Inception (2010) premiere in Tokyo, Japan. [July 2010]
Attended the international premieres for Catch Me If You Can (2002) in Paris, France (January 28th) and London, England (January 27th). [January 2003]
(February 9, 2009) Attended the 59th Berlin International Film Festival.
Attended the international premieres for The Aviator (2004) in Madrid, Spain (January 11th) Paris, France (January 6th) and Rome, Italy (January 4th). [January 2005]
(June 9, 2006) Attended the 2006 French Open in Paris, France.
(October 15, 2006) Attended the 1st Annual Rome Film Festival in Italy.
(January 19, 2009) Attended the London premiere of Revolutionary Road (2008).
Ranked #8 on Forbes list of Hollywood's Top Earning On-Screen Couples alongside Marion Cotillard in 2012. They are the only couple from a non-franchise film: Inception (2010), the film made $825 million at the global box-office.
Bought a multi-million-dollar apartment, in Manhattan's Greenwich Village area, at 66 E. 11th Street. [November 2013]
Optioned the 2013 biography of President Woodrow Wilson by Pulitzer Prize-winner A. Scott Berg, and hopes to play the President himself. A previous biopic about the 28th U.S. president was made in 1944, but was a major failure with audiences despite being nominated for 10 Oscars, and being the costliest film ever made up to that point.
Perhaps one of the most outrageous on-camera introductions ever given to a person (celebrity or otherwise) was the one co-host Tina Fey bestowed on DiCaprio during the 2014 Golden Globes telecast when she asked the audience to give him the same type of warm welcome he's used to receiving from "supermodels' vaginas.".
Leo has been nominated for 31 different awards (4 Academy Awards, 3 BAFTA Awards, 6 Critic's Choice Awards, 10 Golden Globe Awards, and 8 Screen Actors Guild Awards) but has only won 2 Golden Globes. The first was for The Aviator in 2005, and the second was for The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014.
Mentioned in the song "Eu Te Devoro" by Brazilian singer/composer Djavan.
The longest he has gone without an Oscar nomination is the 11 years between What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The Aviator (2004).

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