25 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

On February 28, 2016, after a long 22 years and 6 nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar for best actor in “The Revenant”. As his ultimate triumph was expected and celebrated by millions of his fans and it became one of the highlights of the 88th Academy Awards; we decided to pay tribute to this phenomenal actor by compiling a list with some cool and little known things you might not know about Leonardo DiCaprio. Whether you liked Leonardo in his role as Jack Dawson in the 1997 epic romance “Titanic”; as Frank Abagnale in the 2002 crime drama “Catch Me If you Can”; as Jordan Belfort in the 2013 black comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street”; or as Hugh Glass in the 2015 Oscar-winning survival western thriller “The Revenant”, DiCaprio is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most famous contemporary Hollywood actors to date.

However, aside from his Hollywood fame, Leonardo DiCaprio is also a committed environmentalist and philanthropist. He gave $3 million to help save the tigers in Nepal in 2013, another $3 million to ocean conservation the following year, and in 2010, he also donated $1 million to relief efforts in Haiti. No wonder he was chosen by People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”. Leonardo is constantly in the spotlight so we’re sure you might be somewhat familiar with this beautiful human being. However, we’re almost positive that there are a couple of things you might not know about Leonard Dicaprio in spite of his fame. From his first appearance on screen to his near death encounter with a shark, these are 25 things you might not know about Leonardo Dicaprio.

Congratulations Leo! It’s about time your hard work was formally recognized. And by the way, your speech was EPIC!

Leonardo DiCaprio featured image by Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com

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In 2009, Leo and Kate Winslet helped pay nursing home fees for the last living Titanic survivor so she would not have to sell her mementos.

TitanicSource: quora.com, image: en.wikipedia.org
19

Leo was offered the role of Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho” but he didn’t take it because all of his fans were teenage girls at the time.

American PsychoSource: buzzfeed.com, image: pixabay.com

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In 1997, DiCaprio was offered the role of the porn star Dirk Diggler in “Boogie Nights” but around the same time, he was also offered his role in “Titanic”. The Dirk Diggler role eventually went to his friend Mark Wahlberg.

Leonardo DiCaprioSource: www.collegetimes.com, image: image: en.wikipedia.org
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Rather than splurging on expensive cars, Leonardo owns just one vehicle – the eco-friendly Toyota Prius. Also, unlike others of his level of fame and wealth, he consistently chooses to fly commercial instead of having a private jet, to both save money and protect the environment from unnecessary emissions.

Toyota PriusSource: therichest.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

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A Time journalist once dubbed DiCaprio boring, for the actor’s ability to reel off the names of 20 endangered species from memory.

Leonardo DiCaprioSource: theguardian.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

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