Now that Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won the Oscar he’s been chasing for years, we can all breath a collective sigh of relief that his hard work has been rewarded.
It’s also a great time to impress your friends with some unexpected facts about the star that most other people don’t know…
While he’s riding the high of his recent award,he has never actually been high. In fact, he had to be taught how to act like he was high for some roles, like his famous crack scene from The Wolf of Wall Street.
Kate Winslet had an intentional wardrobe malfunction.
Knowing that she would be posing naked in front of him in Titanic, Kate Winslet flashed him to break the ice (no pun intended).
As you know from his acceptance speech, he is quite the environmentalist, so muchso that hebought an island called Blackadore Caye in Belize over a decade ago and has been building an eco-friendly resort there, which will open in 2018.
Get ready to pack your bags!
He’s named after the famous painter.
This is probably not much of a surprise, but he’s named after da Vinci. The reason, however, is kind of cool.
Leo’s mom decided to name him Leonardo because, when she was pregnant, she felt his first kick while looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in Florence, Italy.
He could have been an American Psycho.
Leo was originally offered the role of Patrick Bateman in the movie American Psycho, but negotiations fell through and Christian Bale got the role instead.
He prevented the release of an indie film.
Hewas able to prevent Don’s Plum, an indie film in which he starred, from being released in the U.S. and Canada. But the producer was still able to release it over the Internet.
He got a lesson in racism.
Like many of us, Leois uncomfortable entertaining any racist thoughtsand had a hard time saying many racial slurs while filming Django Unchained.
Some people say that Samuel Jackson had to pull him aside and tell him, “Mother f*#ker, this is just another Tuesday for us.”
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Completely Unexpected Facts About Oscar Winner Leonardo DiCaprio