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Leonardo DiCaprio Covers Parade

Leonardo DiCaprio Covers Parade

Leonardo DiCaprio is featured in the latest issue of Parade. The 33-year-old opens up about being after love, wanting to get married and having kids some day. Here’s what Leo shared:

On why he became an actor: “My parents never tried to steer me in any direction. I wanted to be an actor, but I never thought it was a real possibility, ever. I thought I’d be a marine biologist, because nature and evolution fascinated me… We’re all after love, aren’t we? Love is what people are hungry for. That’s absolutely why I became an actor.”

On his career skyrocketing: “I am proud to have been in Titanic. I’m grateful for the possibilities it’s given me. If it hadn’t been for that movie, I wouldn’t have been able to take control of my career. It was during that time that I started to think about things that meant more to the world than this glorified, superficial media exposure of me, something I never felt was justified.”

On finding love in his life: “What I definitely feel a need for is to make my life about more than just my career. Just last night I was thinking to myself how little of my life has been lived normally and not spent on some far-off movie location. I want to get married and have children. In saying that, I realize I am contradicting everything I’ve said before. I absolutely believe in marriage.”

On looking to the future: “I hope I never get cynical. I think you need youthful energy, excitement, and optimism in life. There is a lot I want to do, and the more cynical you become, the more you sit on your butt and do nothing. The one thing that I would love is to never become cynical about the things I think are really important, like family, like the environment. (smiles) What I want is to be known as someone who stood for something.”

Read the full (and revealing) interview at Parade.com. Leo‘s new movie, Body of Lies, co-starring Russell Crowe opens Oct. 10.

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  • Karena

    Aw, dashing Leo. I can’t wait to see “Body of Lies” and “Revolutionary Road.”

    *sigh*.

  • Love Leo

    He’s one of my favorite young actors. He’s so real.

  • Peanut80

    A ‘triple treat’ for sure =great acotor=great photos=great interview :)

    For sure will be in line for release of “BOL” & “RR”

  • mae

    I don’t know. I don’t really find him that great looking. His head and face are too round like a big ball.

  • mike

    great actor!

  • Mike

    WOW!! Looks like a great interview. He shares interesting comments. He sure has matured. The pictures are fabulous too!!

  • yiyi

    I can’t believe my eyes!
    I’ve never seen such a cute man!!

  • boogie

    cool looking guy!

  • Mallory

    wow, nice photos and interview – he is very articulate and I love his comments about not being cynical and doing something meaningful. He’s sexy and more importantly, a fantastic actor!

  • LT

    He looks and sounds great. Very Errol Flynnish! (if anyone reading this remembers…I’m only 50 and I’m hot!).

  • m

    Absolutely cool!

  • Halli

    Revolutionary Road looks sort of boring based on the preview. But I’ll see what the reviews say about it first.

  • sweet-l

    he always takes my breath away!!!

  • jennifer

    My God, Leo’s it’s better and better, He’s an adorable person, looks mature and intelligent man and an amazing actor. I have proud of him, and I love hear that he wants his family, so cute and handsome as ever, I just love him!!!

  • jennifer

    Jared, why this little pics?, I want Leo big pics, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • james

    jared, post more thing about talented people like this.

    and less of vanessa hudgens, ashley tisdale and anything HSM. Some of us over the age of 16 could care less about them.

  • shannon

    im still waiting on him to win his damn oscar so many chaces and gets passed up anywho love the article on him he seems very insightful and i luv that about him

  • a

    fugfug man

  • Wingnut13

    I don’t understand how anyone with eyes – or a brain, FTM – could possiibly consider this man “fugfug”.

    What are you, six years old?!?!?

  • french

    Leo is so beautiful and sexy

  • whatever

    Did he explain why he dated that man faced gisele?

  • whatever

    james @ 10/01/2008 at 12:22 am jared, post more thing about talented people like this.

    and less of vanessa hudgens, ashley tisdale and anything HSM. Some of us over the age of 16 could care less about them.

    AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jennifer

    People, read the full interview, it’s great. He’s wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • barb

    He misses Gisele) : he always seemed so happy with her..

  • ah leonardo

    great interview. he does seem to pop out movies like they are his babies.
    im sure once he finds the right girl and starts popping out lil’ leos he will be a fantastic dad. oscar winning.

  • athena

    Wow, I love Leonardo DiCaprio…I’ve always loved him as an actor…he’s amazing and have made great strides as an actor and as a patron to green causes…I’d married him if he’d have me…=D

  • a

    Wingnut13 @ 10/01/2008 at 12:54 am I don’t understand how anyone with eyes – or a brain, FTM – could possiibly consider this man “fugfug”.

    What are you, six years old?!?!?

    i am not six years old..that is my opinion , i think hes a great actor, but not a good looking guy.whats wrong with fugfug?

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  • pottotie

    I don’t think he is that good looking,but he is a great actor!

  • Helena

    “i am not six years old..that is my opinion , i think hes a great actor, but not a good looking guy.whats wrong with fugfug?”

    ————-

    I, for one accept your opinion, but why do people always talk immediately about looks? Is our society that superficial? Well, obviously the answer is yes, unfortunately.

    Why couldn’t you mention him being a great actor, because he’s an actor, NOT a model.

  • Helena

    I’m glad someone agrees with my sentiments on posting less of the Disney crowd. Listen to your admirers, Jared. More talent, less of the talentless twinks!

  • SALMA

    james #16 AMEN

    i love leo he’s so smart,cool,downtoearth,plain,talented and HOT i love all of his moovie:titanic,catch me if you can,romeo+juliette,gangs of new york,blood diamond…….I HOPE H’LL WIN AN OSCAR

  • Soph

    great interview! he’s one of my favorite actors. =)

  • rose

    #30 right on…sad but most of society is superficial, always talking about looks like if its everything in this world. How about a great talent, and great heart which is more important, and that is what Leonardo DiCaprio has. I love this interview by PARADE magazine, Leo has matured alot and when he finds the right mate, his life will be complete.I can’t wait to see him on screen. Love this actor.

  • Wingnut13

    Helena, i think our society truly IS that shallow, I’m sad to say.

  • Janie

    He seems like a really grounded guy. Not all hollywood even though everyone knows who he is. He seems like he knows that he has great opportunities and doesn’t take if for granite. What an amazing actor too! My favorite guy! ;)

  • Italian Esmeralda

    I knew he was like that. I was so sure my feelings were true. He is intelligent, and not at all superficial.
    Great Leo.
    This interview is so important because he usually doesn’t open himself like that. Good, the words he says makes me appreciate him even more.

  • sue

    Boy has Gisele missed out….A good looking mature man….sounds like he has his “act ” together…Great interview…a very intelligent “real” man..The woman in Leo’s life will be a lucky woman..

  • jennifer

    Sue, I totally agree, Gisele lost a great man and with sure Leo’s wife will be a luck one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mati

    “The woman in Leo’s life will be a lucky woman..”

    Wonderful article, wonderful Leo.

  • Dalet

    I agree with those who write about how amazing his is as human being and what a magfficent actor…No one to compare his work to.
    But surely he is a good looking and wise man and problaby that is the reason that he is no longer with Gisele or Bar anymore. For what i believe, he deserves someone as good as him, an wise, amazing and good looking person. By the way, i know one: Lise Grendene Bartelle. Gisele works as a model for her father’s company -Grendene for money, but Lise does not care for name or money, what she does care is to help the others and the planet. She takes care of this huge plantation of Araucaria in Paraná, one of the most important and old trees for the environmet.Also she have an ONG non proft organization for dogs she and her family find left on the streets…And she is 24 yeas old. Perfect mate,Indeed. Actually, once they have meet at Ciprianne downtown NY and she kept it low-pro even when he couldan’t take his eye of her face…But i am her mother, than of couse i would look for the perfect son in low.

  • passers by

    He was good looking when he was thin; when he was in the Film “Titanic”. But now, he is fat and ugly.

  • a

    “i am not six years old..that is my opinion , i think hes a great actor, but not a good looking guy.whats wrong with fugfug?”

    ————-

    I, for one accept your opinion, but why do people always talk immediately about looks? Is our society that superficial? Well, obviously the answer is yes, unfortunately.

    Why couldn’t you mention him being a great actor, because he’s an actor, NOT a model.

    GREAT ACTOR!! but too bad his face…

  • Roch

    simply… THE LOVE OF MY LIFE (L)
    thanks JJ for this shoot

  • wingnut13

    He’s FAT now? Thanks for making me laugh!!

    24 is too young; that’s a child. He’d be better off with a woman closer to his own age.

  • Vicky

    Leo is amazing! I cant’ wait to see his movies! They looks great! :)

  • Shaly

    You’ll have got to be kiding, rigth? He is awsome actor and great looking guy!!!! And i am also 24 y o. I’d love to be the mother of his lill bebies. Congrats mom, for stand up for your dream. coz it’s ur dream to be the mother in low of his, therefore stare at that baby face during coffe hunmm? I wish my mom would have the same wish :) :) :)

  • lARA

    OHHH GOSH!!! I’VE JUST WACH HIM AT ‘DON’T VOTE’ HOW CUTE CAN ANYONE BE?! REGARDLESS AGE, I’M 43 AND WOULD MARRY HIM TODAY, IF I WOULD BE ASKED FOR. GO FOR IT GIRLS, HE IS AVAELLEBLE NOW! ON HIS SHOES,I WOULD TRY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS BRAZILIAN ‘MADRE TEREZA’ LISE.WHO IS SOPOSED TO SO CONCERNED ABOUT NATURE AS HIMSELF. THAT WOULD BE A GEORGEUS 2, I’VE SEEN HER AT GOOGLE :)

  • Anonymousdiva

    Be careful, Leo – that single vibe you’re giving off is bringing all the nutjobs outta the woodwork! LOL

  • yHAMY

    y’ll so full of sxfhshhshshshs LOL….hi does well his job and gat payed very well for that. It does not take that patate had off his thiny boddy. Y’ll want to bla bla bla coz he’s only good thing hi has/had is fame.And stop writing bullshit, he will be always afer skiny celebs!!!

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