10 Amazing Fun Facts About Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, The Aviator, The Departed, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Leonardo DiCaprio is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio was chosen by People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1998.
  • Before Leonardo DiCaprio signed on to star in James Cameron’s Titanic. He admitted that he was hesitant at first since this wasn’t the kind of film he had told himself he wanted to make.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio is named after the artist Leonardo da Vinci as his pregnant mother was standing in front of a da Vinci painting the first time she felt him kick.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio was meant to star in American Psycho and would have earned $20 million for the role. However, he had to drop out due to schedule conflicting issues and the role went to Christian Bale.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio was considered for the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man. The role went finally to his childhood friend Tobey Maguire.
  • DiCaprio’s net worth is $200 million.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio has never done drugs and had to speak to a drug expert to prepare for Wolf of Wall Street.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio owns an island off the coast of Belize. He plans to turn the island into an eco-friendly resort.
  • During the 2008 Presidential election, Leonardo gave $2,800 to Barack Obama’s campaign which is the maximum amount an individual can give during an election.
  • DiCaprio’s first onscreen appearance was in the children’s TV show Romper Room, but he was fired for being too disruptive.

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