5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

  1. The Oscars – we all know that Mr. DiCaprio has had his fair share of Oscar snubs – he’s been nominated for 3 ‘Best Actor’ awards and 1 ‘Supporting Actor’ award – but did you know that he’s been pipped to the post in all 3 of his Best Actor nominations by first time nominees (Foxx, 2004; Whitaker, 2007; McConaughey, 2014)?
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  2. ‘This Boy’s Life’ (1993) is widely regarded as DiCaprio’s big-screen debut – one that came about via the personal choice of Robert DeNiro of all people – but his big-screen debut actually occurred in Critters 3 (1991).
  3. It is a widely held belief that DiCaprio is the highest paid actor of all time to never act in a sequel.
  4. Sharon Stone wanted DiCaprio in her 1995 movie ‘The Quick and the Dead’ to such an extent that she actually paid for his salary herself.
  5. DiCaprio is named after the famous artist Leonardo DaVinci as his mother was standing in front of one of his paintings when she first felt the would-be actor kick.