Leonardo DiCaprio Facts Might Surprise You - Interesting Facts

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1. He's Basically Kate Winslet's Father

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 Leonardo DiCaprio facts

It's common knowledge that Winslet and Leo are still super close, but did you know that in 2012 Leo gave Kate away at her wedding to Ned Rocknroll? Apparently not even her parents were aware of the nuptials!

2. His Oscar Win Almost Broke The Internet

 His first ever Oscar win for The Revenant generated 440,000 tweets per minute, making it the most-tweeted Oscar moment of all time.

3. He's A Peachy-Keen Jelly Bean

Leo might look like he's lived the wild life, but apparently he's never taken drugs in his life. For The Wolf Of Wall Street he had to be taught how to act high by drug experts.

4. A Titanic Gesture

On discovering that Millvina Dean, the last remaining survivor of the Titanic, had been forced to sell her memorabilia to pay for her care home, Leo and Kate set up a trust fund so she'd never have to worry about her future again. 

5. Save Don's Plum!

In 2001 he starred in a movie called Don's Plum. However, you'd be forgiven for not knowing that, seeing as Leo has banned the film from airing in Canada and the US — seemingly because it depicts him as being a bit of an asshole.

6. He Bale'd On 'American Psycho'

To accommodate Leo's $20 million paycheck, Lionsgate was prepared to quadruple American Psycho's budget! Luckily for Christian Bale, Leo pulled out of the project in favor of The Beach.

7. He Was Given This Sobering Lesson From Samuel L. Jackson

During Django Unchained Leo had to take a timeout because he felt uncomfortable using so many racial slurs. Jackson pulled him aside and said, "Mother fucker, this is just another Tuesday for us."

8. His Name Has An Arty Origin

According to reports, when Leo was in utero, his parents were gazing at a Leonardo Da Vinci portrait in Florence, Italy when the bub-to-be first kicked. His father took it as a cosmic sign.

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