I love Leonardo DiCaprio for the same reason I love ice cream: there’s so many flavours! Whether your favorite’s the cute kid, the teen heartthrob, or the blockbuster star, you’ll love these pics and clips from the long-standing A-lister’s early acting days.
Born and raised in Hollywood
L.A. has been Leo’s home for literally his whole life. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974 and grew up in the capital city of acting. The origin of his epic name? Apparently his mom was staring at a Leonardo da Vinci painting when she felt his first kick!
He could sell anything
Leo knew acting was his calling by his early teens. In 1988, 14-year-old Leo started starring in commercials for everything from Matchbox racing cars to Apple Jack’s cereal. His hair in this ad for Bubble Yum gum could easily fight Harry Styles’ flow to the death.
The Oscars only happen once a year but 364 days of that year, the people of tumblr rant and cry over how the Academy continues to unjustly snub Leonardo DiCaprio. Has The Academy never seen Inception? Shutter Island? Revolutionary Road? Blood Diamond? TITANIC?
Yes, if you were wondering, I am that person on tumblr who cries about this brilliant man’s lack of awards and don’t even get me started on the fact Johnny Depp has never won one either. My fingers are crossed for Leo to finally win all the awards for his role in The Great Gatsby — well all know he will own the part. Go check out the trailers, I promise you will not regret it.
Anyways, check out some of tumblr’s hysterical reactions last night to the lack of Leonardo Dicaprio at the festivities.
Good news ladies, Leo is now single. The bad news is you won’t be able to get a hold of him until after he finishes his lady bender in six to eight months. You can expect to find Leo back at his old hangout cruising for aspiring actresses. The couple’s reps told US Weekly that they’re breaking up but will remain good friends. This means Blake Lively is single and it’s only a matter of time until Derek Jeter takes a swing at her in an attempt to complete his “I hit 3000 home-runs and banged every woman in Hollywood” legacy. However, I have a strong inclination Serena Van Der Woodsen will be just fine. If you notice the men in your life have an unexplained “glow” today it’s probably because she’s back on the market and they heard the good news. XOXO, Gossip Girl.
The legendary film director has said that he believes Rupert Grint, known more commonly as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, could be the next big thing in male acting, reports PerezHilton.
“I thought [Grint] was a great actor in the Harry Potter movies,” Scorsese reportedly told sources. “In a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show.”
Scorsese explains the importance of branching out into different roles to avoid risk of being typecast as Ron Weasley forever.
“He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it’s important he doesn’t become a typecast,” the director said. “He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years – play a gangster, play a dirty cop, play a kid with learning difficulties. I would be interested in working with him.”
“I would have no issues casting him as a gangster, he is a very talented young man,” he continued. “When Leo [DiCaprio] was in Titanic and Romeo and Juliet, nobody saw him becoming a bad ass in movies like The Departed. But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true for Rupert.”
Strong words from an important man! Pressure’s on, Rupert!
The self-proclaimed “king of the world” and his movie star love are back.
Yes, the world’s hottest on-screen couple are once again making girls squeal and boys shamelessly admit that they understand what all the fuss is about.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their names just roll off your tongue like sweet candy. Kate is the woman that everyone dreams about—men and women—and Leo is the object of every man’s envy.
Some might say that Brangelina was once the hottest couple on screen—I beg to differ (although both Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Titanic differ offer equally steaming sex scenes. And, oh please, don’t make me describe either of them to you). Read more…