He is unarguably one of the best actors of all time and his life is full of crazy moments. we’ve gathered top 10 lesser known facts about the Revenant Star on his 43rd birthday.
Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio. Leo’s full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.
His father George was a comic book dealer.
His first ever Oscar win for The Revenant made most-tweeted Oscar moment of all time.
He was named after the artist Leonardo da Vinci. Reason? Because his pregnant mother happened to be standing in front of one of da Vinci’s paintings the first time she felt leonardo’s kick.
He cares about the environment. He donated $1,000,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia’s tiger summit. In 2013, Leo donated $3 million to saving tigers in Nepal. In 2014 he donated $3 million to ocean conservation.
In 2009, Leonardo and Kate Winslet helped pay nursing home fees for the last living Titanic survivor.
Leo was the first choice for the superhero role in Spider-Man. The role went to his childhood friend Tobey Maguire.
During the filming of Blood Diamond in South Africa, Leo adopted a South African baby girl.
When he first started out as an actor, Leo was asked to change his name to Lenny Williams to sound less traditional but Leo declined.
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Happy birthday Leonardo!