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Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

Source: Wikipedia
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Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

      Source: Wikipedia
      Source: Wikipedia

      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

      3. He 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.

        Source: Wikipedia
        Source: Wikipedia

        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

        3. He 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.

          Source: Wikipedia
          Source: Wikipedia
        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

          Source: Wikipedia
          Source: Wikipedia

          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

          3. He 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.

            Source: Wikipedia
            Source: Wikipedia
          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

            Source: Tumblr
            Source: Tumblr
          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

            Source: Wikipedia
            Source: Wikipedia

            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

            3. He 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.

              Source: Wikipedia
              Source: Wikipedia
            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

              Source: Tumblr
              Source: Tumblr
            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

              Source: Wikipedia
              Source: Wikipedia

              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

              3. He 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.

                Source: Wikipedia
                Source: Wikipedia
              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                Source: Tumblr
                Source: Tumblr
              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                Source: Tumblr
                Source: Tumblr
              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                Source: Wikipedia
                Source: Wikipedia

                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                3. He 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.

                  Source: Wikipedia
                  Source: Wikipedia
                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                  Source: Tumblr
                  Source: Tumblr
                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

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                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                  Source: Wikipedia
                  Source: Wikipedia

                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                  3. He 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.

                    Source: Wikipedia
                    Source: Wikipedia
                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                    Source: Tumblr
                    Source: Tumblr
                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                    Source: Tumblr
                    Source: Tumblr
                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                    Source: Wikipedia
                    Source: Wikipedia

                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                    3. He 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.

                      Source: Wikipedia
                      Source: Wikipedia
                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                      Source: Tumblr
                      Source: Tumblr
                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                      Source: Tumblr
                      Source: Tumblr
                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                      Source: Wikipedia
                      Source: Wikipedia

                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                      3. He 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.

                        Source: Wikipedia
                        Source: Wikipedia
                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                        Source: Tumblr
                        Source: Tumblr
                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                        Source: Tumblr
                        Source: Tumblr
                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                        Source: Wikipedia
                        Source: Wikipedia

                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                        3. He 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.

                          Source: Wikipedia
                          Source: Wikipedia
                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                          Source: Tumblr
                          Source: Tumblr
                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                          Source: Tumblr
                          Source: Tumblr
                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                        11. Before he 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.

                          Source: Wikipedia
                          Source: Wikipedia

                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                          3. He 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.

                            Source: Wikipedia
                            Source: Wikipedia
                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                            Source: Tumblr
                            Source: Tumblr
                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                            Source: Tumblr
                            Source: Tumblr
                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                          11. Before he 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.

                            Source: Tumblr
                            Source: Tumblr
                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                            Source: Wikipedia
                            Source: Wikipedia

                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                            3. He 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.

                              Source: Wikipedia
                              Source: Wikipedia
                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                              Source: Tumblr
                              Source: Tumblr
                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                              Source: Tumblr
                              Source: Tumblr
                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                            11. Before he 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.

                              Source: Tumblr
                              Source: Tumblr
                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                              Source: Wikipedia
                              Source: Wikipedia

                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                              3. He 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.

                                Source: Wikipedia
                                Source: Wikipedia
                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                Source: Tumblr
                                Source: Tumblr
                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                Source: Tumblr
                                Source: Tumblr
                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                              11. Before he 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.

                                Source: Tumblr
                                Source: Tumblr
                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                Source: Flickr
                                Source: Flickr
                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                Source: Wikipedia
                                Source: Wikipedia

                                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                3. He 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.

                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                  Source: Tumblr
                                  Source: Tumblr
                                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                  Source: Tumblr
                                  Source: Tumblr
                                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                11. Before he 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.

                                  Source: Tumblr
                                  Source: Tumblr
                                12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                  Source: Flickr
                                  Source: Flickr
                                14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                  Source: Wikipedia

                                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                  3. He 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.

                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                    Source: Tumblr
                                    Source: Tumblr
                                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                    Source: Tumblr
                                    Source: Tumblr
                                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                  9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                  10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                  11. Before he 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.

                                    Source: Tumblr
                                    Source: Tumblr
                                  12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                  13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                    Source: Flickr
                                    Source: Flickr
                                  14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                  15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                    Source: Tumblr
                                    Source: Tumblr
                                  16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                    Source: Wikipedia

                                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                    3. He 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.

                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                      Source: Tumblr
                                      Source: Tumblr
                                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                      Source: Tumblr
                                      Source: Tumblr
                                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                    10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                    11. Before he 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.

                                      Source: Tumblr
                                      Source: Tumblr
                                    12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                    13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                      Source: Flickr
                                      Source: Flickr
                                    14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                    15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                      Source: Tumblr
                                      Source: Tumblr
                                    16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                    17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                      Source: Wikipedia

                                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                      3. He 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.

                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                        Source: Tumblr
                                        Source: Tumblr
                                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                        Source: Tumblr
                                        Source: Tumblr
                                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                      11. Before he 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.

                                        Source: Tumblr
                                        Source: Tumblr
                                      12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                      13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                        Source: Flickr
                                        Source: Flickr
                                      14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                      15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                        Source: Tumblr
                                        Source: Tumblr
                                      16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                      17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                      18. He 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.

                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                        Source: Wikipedia

                                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                        3. He 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.

                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                          Source: Tumblr
                                          Source: Tumblr
                                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                          Source: Tumblr
                                          Source: Tumblr
                                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                        11. Before he 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.

                                          Source: Tumblr
                                          Source: Tumblr
                                        12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                        13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                          Source: Flickr
                                          Source: Flickr
                                        14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                        15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                          Source: Tumblr
                                          Source: Tumblr
                                        16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                        17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                        18. He 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.

                                          Source: wikicommons
                                          Source: wikicommons
                                        19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                          Source: Wikipedia

                                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                          3. He 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.

                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                            Source: Tumblr
                                            Source: Tumblr
                                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                            Source: Tumblr
                                            Source: Tumblr
                                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                          11. Before he 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.

                                            Source: Tumblr
                                            Source: Tumblr
                                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                          13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                            Source: Flickr
                                            Source: Flickr
                                          14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                          15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                            Source: Tumblr
                                            Source: Tumblr
                                          16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                          17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                          18. He 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.

                                            Source: wikicommons
                                            Source: wikicommons
                                          19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                            Source: Wikipedia

                                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                            3. He 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.

                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                              Source: Tumblr
                                              Source: Tumblr
                                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                              Source: Tumblr
                                              Source: Tumblr
                                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                            11. Before he 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.

                                              Source: Tumblr
                                              Source: Tumblr
                                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                              Source: Flickr
                                              Source: Flickr
                                            14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                            15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                              Source: Tumblr
                                              Source: Tumblr
                                            16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                            17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                            18. He 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.

                                              Source: wikicommons
                                              Source: wikicommons
                                            19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                            20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                            21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                              Source: Wikipedia

                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                              3. He 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.

                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                Source: Tumblr
                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                Source: Tumblr
                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                              11. Before he 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.

                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                Source: Tumblr
                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                Source: Flickr
                                                Source: Flickr
                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                Source: Tumblr
                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                              18. He 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.

                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                Source: wikicommons
                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                Source: Wikipedia

                                                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                3. He 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.

                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                11. Before he 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.

                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                18. He 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.

                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                  Source: Wikipedia

                                                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                  3. He 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.

                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                  9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                  10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                  11. Before he 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.

                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                  12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                  13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                  14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                  15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                  16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                  17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                  18. He 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.

                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                  19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                  20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                  21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                  22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                  23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                  24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                    Source: Wikipedia

                                                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                    3. He 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.

                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                    10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                    11. Before he 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.

                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                    12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                    13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                    14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                    15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                    16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                    17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                    18. He 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.

                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                    19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                    20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                    21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                    22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                    23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                    24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                    25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                      Source: Wikipedia

                                                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                      3. He 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.

                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                      11. Before he 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.

                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                      12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                      13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                      14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                      15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                      16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                      17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                      18. He 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.

                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                      19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                      20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                      21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                      22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                      23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                      24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                      25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                      26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                        Source: Wikipedia

                                                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                        3. He 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.

                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                        11. Before he 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.

                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                        12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                        13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                        14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                        15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                        16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                        17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                        18. He 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.

                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                        19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                        20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                        21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                        22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                        23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                        24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                        25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                        26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                        27. 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.

                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                          Source: Wikipedia

                                                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                          3. He 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.

                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                          11. Before he 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.

                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                          13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                          14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                          15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                          16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                          17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                          18. He 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.

                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                          19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                          20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                          21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                          22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                          23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                          24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                          25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                          26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                          27. 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.

                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                          28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                            Source: Wikipedia

                                                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                            3. He 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.

                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                            11. Before he 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.

                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                            14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                            15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                            16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                            17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                            18. He 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.

                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                            19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                            20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                            21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                            22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                            23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                            24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                            25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                            26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                            27. 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.

                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                            28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                            29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                              Source: Wikipedia

                                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                              3. He 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.

                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                              11. Before he 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.

                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                              18. He 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.

                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                              23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                              24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                              25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                              26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                              27. 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.

                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                              28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                              29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                              30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                Source: Wikipedia

                                                                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                3. He 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.

                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                11. Before he 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.

                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                18. He 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.

                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                27. 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.

                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  Source: Wikipedia

                                                                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                  3. He 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.

                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                  9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                  10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                  11. Before he 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.

                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                  12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                  13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                  14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                  15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                  16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                  17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                  18. He 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.

                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                  19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                  20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                  21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                  22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                  23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                  24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                  25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                  27. 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.

                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                  29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                  30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                  31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    Source: Wikipedia

                                                                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                    3. He 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.

                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                    10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                    11. Before he 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.

                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                    12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                    13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                    14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                    15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                    16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                    17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                    18. He 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.

                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                    19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                    20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                    21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                    22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                    23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                    24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                    25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                    27. 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.

                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                    29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                    30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                    31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                    32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      Source: Wikipedia

                                                                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                      3. He 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.

                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                      11. Before he 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.

                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                      12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                      13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                      14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                      15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                      16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                      17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                      18. He 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.

                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                      19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                      20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                      21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                      22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                      23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                      24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                      25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                      27. 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.

                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                      29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                      30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                      31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                      32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                      33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        Source: Wikipedia

                                                                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                        3. He 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.

                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                        11. Before he 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.

                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                        12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                        13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                        14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                        15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                        16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                        17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                        18. He 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.

                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                        19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                        20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                        21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                        22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                        23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                        24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                        25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                        27. 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.

                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                        29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                        30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                        31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                        32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                        33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          Source: Wikipedia

                                                                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                          3. He 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.

                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                          11. Before he 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.

                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                          13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                          14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                          15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                          16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                          17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                          18. He 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.

                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                          19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                          20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                          21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                          22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                          23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                          24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                          25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                          27. 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.

                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                          29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                          30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                          31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                          32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                          33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                          34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            Source: Wikipedia

                                                                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                            3. He 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.

                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                            11. Before he 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.

                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                            14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                            15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                            16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                            17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                            18. He 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.

                                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                                            19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                            20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                            21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                            22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                            23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                            24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                            25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                            27. 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.

                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                            29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                            30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                            31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                            32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                            33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                            34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                            35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              Source: Wikipedia

                                                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                              3. He 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.

                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                              11. Before he 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.

                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                              18. He 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.

                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                              23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                              24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                              25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                              27. 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.

                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                              29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                              30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                              31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                              32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                              33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                              34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                              35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                              36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                3. He 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.

                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                11. Before he 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.

                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                                14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                18. He 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.

                                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                                19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                27. 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.

                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                37. 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.

                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                  3. He 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.

                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                  9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                  10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                  11. Before he 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.

                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                  13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                                  14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                  15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                  17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                  18. He 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.

                                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                                  19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                  20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                  21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                  22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                  23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                  24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                  25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                  27. 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.

                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                  29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                  30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                  31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                  32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                  33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                  34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                  35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                  36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                  37. 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.

                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                  38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                    3. He 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.

                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                    10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                    11. Before he 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.

                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                    13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                                    14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                    15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                    17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                    18. He 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.

                                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                                    19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                    20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                    21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                    22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                    23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                    24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                    25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                    27. 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.

                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                    29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                    30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                    31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                    32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                    33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                    34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                    35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                    36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                    37. 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.

                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                    38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                    39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                      3. He 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.

                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                      11. Before he 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.

                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                      13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                                      14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                      15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                      17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                      18. He 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.

                                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                                      19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                      20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                      21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                      22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                      23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                      24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                      25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                      27. 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.

                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                      29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                      30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                      31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                      32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                      33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                      34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                      35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                      36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                      37. 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.

                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                      38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                      39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                      40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                        3. He 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.

                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                        11. Before he 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.

                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                        13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                                        14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                        15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                        17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                        18. He 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.

                                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                                        19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                        20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                        21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                        22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                        23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                        24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                        25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                        27. 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.

                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                        29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                        30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                        31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                        32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                        33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                        34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                        35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                        36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                        37. 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.

                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                        38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                        39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                        40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                          3. He 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.

                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                          11. Before he 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.

                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                          13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                                          14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                          15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                          17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                          18. He 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.

                                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                                          19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                          20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                          21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                          22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                          23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                          24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                          25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                          27. 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.

                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                          29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                          30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                          31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                          32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                          33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                          34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                          35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                          36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                          37. 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.

                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                          38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                          39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                          40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                          41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                            3. He 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.

                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                            11. Before he 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.

                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                                            14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                            15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

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                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                            16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                            17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                            18. He 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.

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                                                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                                                            19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                            20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                            21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

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                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                            22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                            23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                            24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

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                                                                                            25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                            27. 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.

                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                            29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                            30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                            31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                            32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                            33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                            34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                            35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                            36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                            37. 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.

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                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                            38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                            39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                            40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                            41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                            42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                              3. He 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.

                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                              11. Before he 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.

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                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                              18. He 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.

                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                              23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                              24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                              25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                              27. 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.

                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                              29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                              30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                              31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                              32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                              33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                              34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                              35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                              36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                              37. 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.

                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                              38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                              39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                              40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                              41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                              42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                3. He 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.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                                                  Source: Flickr
                                                                                                14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                18. He 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.

                                                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                  Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                27. 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.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                37. 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.

                                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                  Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                  Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                  Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                  1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                  2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                  3. He 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.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                  6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                  8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                  9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                  10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                  11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                  13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                                                    Source: Flickr
                                                                                                  14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                  15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                  17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                  18. He 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.

                                                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                    Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                  19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                  20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                  21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                  22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                  23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                  24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                  25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                  27. 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.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                  29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                  30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                  31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                  32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                  33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                  34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                  35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                  36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                  37. 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.

                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                  38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                  39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                  40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                  41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                  42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                    Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                  43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                    Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                    Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                    1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                    2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                    3. He 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.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                    6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                    8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                    9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                    10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                    11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                    13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                                                      Source: Flickr
                                                                                                    14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                    15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                    17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                    18. He 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.

                                                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                      Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                    19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                    20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                    21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                    22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                    23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                    24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

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                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                    25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                    27. 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.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                    29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                    30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                    31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                    32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                    33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                    34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                    35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                    36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                    37. 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.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                    38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                    39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                    40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                    41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                    42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                      Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                    43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                      Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                    44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                      Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                      1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                      2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                      3. He 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.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                      6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                      8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                      9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                      10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                      11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                      13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                                                        Source: Flickr
                                                                                                      14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                      15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                      17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                      18. He 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.

                                                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                        Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                      19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                      20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                      21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                      22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                      23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                      24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                      25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                      27. 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.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                      29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                      30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                      31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                      32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                      33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                      34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                      35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                      36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                      37. 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.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                      38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                      39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                      40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                      41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                      42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                      43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                        Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                      44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                      45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                        Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                        1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                        2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                        3. He 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.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                        6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                        8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                        9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                        10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                        11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                        13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                                                          Source: Flickr
                                                                                                        14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                        15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                        17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                        18. He 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.

                                                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                          Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                        19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                        20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                        21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                        22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                        23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                        24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                        27. 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.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                        29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                        30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                        31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                        32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                        33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                        34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                        35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                        36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                        37. 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.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                        38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                        39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                        40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                        41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                        42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                        43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                          Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                        44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                        45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                        46. He is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                          Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                          1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                          2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                          3. He 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.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                          6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                          8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                          9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                          10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                          11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                          13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                                                            Source: Flickr
                                                                                                          14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                          15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                          17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                          18. He 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.

                                                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                            Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                          19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                          20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                          21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                          22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                          23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                          24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

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                                                                                                          25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                          27. 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.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                          29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                          30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                          31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                          32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                          33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                          34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                          35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                          36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                          37. 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.

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                                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                          38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                          39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                          40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                          41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                          42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                          43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                            Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                          44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                          45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

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                                                                                                            Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                          46. He is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

                                                                                                          47. DiCaprio is an activist for gay rights and in April 2013 he donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                            Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                            1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                            2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                            3. He 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.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

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                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                            6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                            8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                            9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                            10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                            11. Before he 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.

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                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                            13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                                                              Source: Flickr
                                                                                                            14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                            15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                            17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                            18. He 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.

                                                                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                              Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                            19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                            20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                            21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                            22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                            23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                            24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                            27. 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.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                            30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                            31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                            32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                            33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                            34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                            35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                            36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                            37. 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.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                            38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                            39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                            40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                            41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                            42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                            43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                              Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                            44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                            45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                            46. He is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

                                                                                                            47. DiCaprio is an activist for gay rights and in April 2013 he donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

                                                                                                            48. He has dated a string of models including Naomi Campbell (1995), Helena Christensen (1997), Bijou Phillips (1998), Amber Valletta (1998), Eva Herzigova (1998), Bar Rafaeli (2005-09) & (2010-11), Anne Vyalitsyna (2009), Madalina Ghenea (2011), Erin Heatherton (2011-12) and Toni Garrn (2013-present).
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                            49. So what does he look for in a woman? "Humility, a sense of humour and not a lot of drama", he said in an interview.

                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              Source: Wikipedia

                                                                                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              3. He 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                              11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                              18. He 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.

                                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                              23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                              24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                              27. 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                              30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                              31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                              32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                              33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                              34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                              35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                              36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                              37. 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                              38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                              39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                              40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                              41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                              42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr

                                                                                                              43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons
                                                                                                                Source: Wikicommons

                                                                                                              44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                              45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              46. He is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

                                                                                                              47. DiCaprio is an activist for gay rights and in April 2013 he donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

                                                                                                              48. He has dated a string of models including Naomi Campbell (1995), Helena Christensen (1997), Bijou Phillips (1998), Amber Valletta (1998), Eva Herzigova (1998), Bar Rafaeli (2005-09) & (2010-11), Anne Vyalitsyna (2009), Madalina Ghenea (2011), Erin Heatherton (2011-12) and Toni Garrn (2013-present).
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              49. So what does he look for in a woman? "Humility, a sense of humour and not a lot of drama", he said in an interview.

                                                                                                              50.  DiCaprio's net worth is $200 million.
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia

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                                                                                                              Editor's Rating : 9.6 out of 10

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                                                                                                              Editor's Rating : 8.5 out of 10

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                                                                                                              Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in epic films as Titanic, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is known for dating beautiful supermodels and being a talented actor. Here are 50 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              1. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              2. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

                                                                                                              3. He 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                                Source: Wikipedia
                                                                                                              4. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              5. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.

                                                                                                              6. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to "something more friendly and American" such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              7. He appeared in the television series Parenthood (1990), in the role originally played by Joaquin Phoenix. In the original film, Phoenix's grandfather is played by Jason Robards, who, like DiCaprio, has played Howard Hughes.

                                                                                                              8. His 1994 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape landed Leo the spot of 7th youngest actor to ever be nominated - at age 19.

                                                                                                              9. He once said that playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape was "the most fun I've ever had".

                                                                                                              10. In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.

                                                                                                              11. Before he 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.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              12. His father George is of half German, half Italian descent and his mother is German.

                                                                                                              13. His father had a very interesting job - he was a comic book dealer.

                                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                                                Source: Flickr
                                                                                                              14. He attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies before attending Marshall High.

                                                                                                              15. It's no wonder he is such a talented actor, he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Edward Norton, Russell Crowe and Ben Foster.

                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                                Source: Tumblr
                                                                                                              16. He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

                                                                                                              17. Director Baz Luhrmann had cast DiCaprio in the key role in his long-planned epic of Alexander the Great. A rival film directed by Oliver Stone helped derail Luhrmann's project.

                                                                                                              18. He 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.

                                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                                Source: wikicommons
                                                                                                              19. His role in Aviator hit close to home. In an interview with Katie Couric, he said it brought back his own obsessive-compulsive disorder that he had as a child.

                                                                                                              20. DiCaprio turned down the role of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons. He declined despite being offered the role personally by Tom Hanks.
                                                                                                              21. Director Tarantino sought the actor to play the Nazi colonel Landa in Inglourious Basterds, but he declined and the role went to Christoph Waltz.

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                                                                                                              22. DiCaprio turned down Michael Pitt's role in The Dreamers (2003) because he felt he was too old to play a twenty-year-old student.

                                                                                                              23. He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man, the role went finally to childhood friend Tobey Maguire.

                                                                                                              24. 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. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

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                                                                                                              25. He dated Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen between 2002-2005.

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                                                                                                              26. DiCaprio openly supported John Kerry in the 2004 election. He went around to 11 states and gave 20 speeches about the environment and how the Bush Administration has damaged it.

                                                                                                              27. 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.

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                                                                                                              28. One of his closest friends is Mark Wahlberg.

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                                                                                                              29. He's a father! Well, technically. While filming Blood Diamonds in South Africa, he "adopted" a South African baby girl after meeting her at an orphanage. He sends her a monthly check and speak often on the phone.

                                                                                                              30. Leonardo supports environmental causes. He created a spoken word piece entitled "Global Warning" which is Global Warming and Climate Change.

                                                                                                              31. In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled "Water Planet."

                                                                                                              32. He received the Environmental Leadership Award from Global Green USA.

                                                                                                              33. In 2006, he produced, co-wrote and partly narrated on screen his environmental documentary, The 11th Hour.

                                                                                                              34. He loves sports and he likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.

                                                                                                              35. He had a song written for him. The Flemish chick-rock band, K3, wrote a song titled "I'm in Love with Leonardo DiCaprio."

                                                                                                              36. He teamed up with Discovery Communications to executive-produce a 13-part reality series, titled Eco-Town, chronicling the eco-friendly rebuild of Greensburg, Kansas, which was destroyed by a fierce tornado on May 4, 2007.

                                                                                                              37. 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.

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                                                                                                              38. In November 2010, DiCaprio donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia's tiger summit. DiCaprio's persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a "muzhik" or "real man".

                                                                                                              39. Leo owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. He also purchased a sizable 104 square acre island off the coast of Belize in 2005, which he plans to transform into an eco-friendly resort and vacation destination.

                                                                                                              40. To prepare for his role in Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio conducted extensive research. He visited many of Hoover's haunts in Washington, D.C. "I do love playing historical figures simply because there's so much incredibly diverse interesting information about a character when you can research their life. A lot of the stuff you'd never be able to make up as a writer," he explained to Back Stage.

                                                                                                              41. Despite being such a talented actor, he has never won an Academy Award. He has been nominated five times for Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf of Wall Street. He was also nominated as producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

                                                                                                              42. He has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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                                                                                                              43. Leonardo has been nominated for two Razzie Awards throughout his career - one for Worst Actor for his role in The Man in the Iron Mask and one was Worst Couple for his role in

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                                                                                                              44. The Shining and Taxi Driver are among his favorite movies.

                                                                                                              45. He remains close friends with Titanic and Revolutionary Road co-star, Kate Winslet.

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                                                                                                              46. He is 6' (1.83 m) tall.

                                                                                                              47. DiCaprio is an activist for gay rights and in April 2013 he donated $61,000 to GLAAD, an organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

                                                                                                              48. He has dated a string of models including Naomi Campbell (1995), Helena Christensen (1997), Bijou Phillips (1998), Amber Valletta (1998), Eva Herzigova (1998), Bar Rafaeli (2005-09) & (2010-11), Anne Vyalitsyna (2009), Madalina Ghenea (2011), Erin Heatherton (2011-12) and Toni Garrn (2013-present).
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                                                                                                              49. So what does he look for in a woman? "Humility, a sense of humour and not a lot of drama", he said in an interview.

                                                                                                              50.  DiCaprio's net worth is $200 million.
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