King of romance in 'Titanic' to shrewd stockbroker in 'The Wolf of  Wall Street': Interesting facts about Leonardo DiCaprio

Published: 11th November 2017 12:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2017 01:25 PM  

The Hollywood actor, producer and man bun savant turn 43 today. On February 28, 2016, a collective sigh of happiness went up in the air when Leonardo DiCaprio broke his Oscar jinx and went on stage to receive the much deserving award that had been avoiding him for years. The Titanic fame actor is also an environmentalist and supports various environmental organisations. Here's a list of ten interesting facts regarding one of the most popular actor. (Photo | AP)
His mother named him Leonardo because she was pregnant and looking at a Da Vinci painting in a museum when he first kicked. (Wiki commons)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film role was in Critters 3, and not as Toby Wolf in This Boy’s Life. (Photo | AP)
His passion for climate-change activism burns so hot that, as of today, his official website is 80% environmental concern and 20% Wolf of Wall Street. (Image Courtesy Twitter@LeoDiCaprio)
In fact, apparently 7% of teenage girls in America had watched Titanic twice within the first five weeks of its release. (Photo | Youtube Grab)
DiCaprio first received an Academy award nomination in 1993 for his role as Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. (Photo | AP)
He’s never done drugs, and had to speak to a drug expert to prepare for Wolf of Wall Street. (Photo | Youtube Grab)
DiCaprio is an activist for gay rights and in April 2013 he donated USD 61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media. (Photo | AP)
DiCaprio really wanted to play Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby because he was drawn to 'the idea of a man who came from absolutely nothing, who created himself solely from his own imagination. (Photo | Youtube Grab)
His favorite director to work with is Martin Scorcese. Leonardo starred in five of his movies; Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. (Photo | AP)
It was a big night at the 2016 Oscars for Leonardo DiCaprio, who joined the ranks of Oscar winners by the end of the telecast. Kicking off his night, Leonardo made headlines walking the red carpet with fellow Oscar nominee Kate Winslet, giving fans a Titanic reunion. (Photo | AP)
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