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Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals He Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' Role

Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals He Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' Role

Leonardo DiCaprio suits up to attend a conversation and special screening celebrating his film The Wolf of Wall Street on Thursday (February 13) at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

The screening was part of a five-film retrospective of Leo and Martin Scorsese‘s award winning collaboration.

Leo recently revealed that he turned down “more money than I ever dreamed of” to star in the film Hocus Pocus so that he could audition for the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

“I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve,” Leonardo told Variety. “You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there’s one thing I’m very proud of, it’s being a young man who was sticking to my guns.”

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Credit: Marion Curtis; Photos: Starpix/Just Jared
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  • LOL

    Looking cool Leo.
    Oh and Nina Agdal’s famewhoring and f**king you, Adam Levine and that Wanted dude worked. She’s on the SI cover!

  • Flo

    Why do I always feel he’s pretending when he gives interviews….

  • Toni

    lets go babyy

  • ####

    @LOL:

    Did she seriously make the cover??? LOL

  • CONSPIRACY

    LOOK AT HOW LEO DOESN’T WANT TO TOUCH THELMA WITH HIS HAND

    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3053094/leonardo-dicaprio-reveals-he-turned-down-hocus-pocus-role-01/

    HE IS THE DEVIL HE HATES OLD AND FAT WOMEN F*CK YOU LEO

  • ####

    Corinne Brennan (@brennan_corinne)
    2/13/14, 6:07 PM
    So my sister is at a Q&A with Leonardo Dicaprio right now…what are your siblings doing? pic.twitter.com/QunU0sIV4I

  • CONSPIRACY
  • @####

    It`s a shared cover and Nina is one of the girls! She is going to be in Toni`s face for quite a while! lol
    http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/02/13/sports-illustrated-swimsuit-issue-cover-2014/

  • ….

    They couldn’t come up with something special for the 50th Anniversary?

  • @####

    Yeah with Chrissy and Lily …LOL!

  • Hocus Pocus

    OMG, he must be running out of things to talk about. Dear Leo no one gives a crap about HP. That was donkey ages ago! And he had some money by then so of course its easier to turn stuff down. He was in Gremlins and we will never forget it even though he doesn’t want people to remember that he was in Gremlins. lol He had the nerves when he was younger but it seems like he’s lost all his nerves now. And now he’s an older guy that can’t find his guns….hmmmm…

  • ####

    @@####:

    Wow so let’s see….I dont think toni has ever had a US mag cover. Nina just got the cover (shared or not) of SI’s 50th anniversary issue??? A mag that just about every guy owns especially the swimsuit issue!

    just an observation….LOL

  • ONTD
  • finally

    @Hocus Pocus: lmfao… my thoughts exactly. stop the horrid campaign tactics leo, just stay at home and you’ll still have a good shot.

  • @####

    Shared or not it`s the 50th anniversary issue. Toni walks into an airport and Nina`s face will be all over the place. That`s quite a Valentine`s Day gift from Leo. lol

  • finally

    @ONTD: their love was so quick… like a flash. nothing lasts forever, in the words of precious leo ~~~~~~~~

  • hahaha

    Leo`s new thread in a sandwich between two SI Swimsuit threads. Ironic!

  • @####

    Yep Bar got the cover in 2009 she was only known for dating Leo.. Toni could never do SI she’s too pale bonny and boyish! Lol we know that will never happen…

  • ….

    @@####: Gisele’s face is all over the place.
    Maybe she’s not insecure in that way. Maybe some people are right, and she knows exactly what she signed up for with Leo

  • ####

    @hahaha:

    LMAO!!!!

  • ONTD

    @finally:
    To be fair there was love for him on this post
    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/85698268.html#comments

  • ONTD

    I guess it just depends. He is very hated on that site, but he has a few dedicated stans.

  • jared

    leo smells so bad.

  • Hocus Pocus

    @hahaha: that is pretty daaamn funny!! lol

  • jared

    leo’s mother’s smell is even worse

  • Don’t get it

    @####: Well, Nina is known for being in Sports Illustrated. She has done covers for only that magazine. She never appeared on Vogue, or any other high fashion magazine (not that i recall). That’s what she does, she is one of the SI girls, just like Kate Upton. So no surprise she is on the cover.
    The cover was done long before the photos with Leo, for those of you who said she should thank Leo.

  • ####

    @….:

    True but Gisele and Leo were years ago.

    Nina was a fling a few weeks ago with pics of them in the same car leaving a club at 5AM in the morning all over the internet while he’s supposed to be dating toni.

    IMO being publicly humiliated whether you sign up for it or not means its time to get out while she still has some self-respect left!

  • Rose

    Well it’s your loss Leo. Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic. My Halloween isn’t complete without watching that movie.

  • ####

    @Don’t get it:

    I dont love or hate toni but the fact that this cover come out now after the whole Nina and Leo thing must be a slap in the face for her. She’s 21 and can bounce back from this but she seriously needs to get away from dating Leo! JMO

  • jared

    the way leo sits and behaves just shows that he has gay manners.

  • Amy

    @Rose:

    LOL. That’s nice but he got an Oscar nomination for WEGG so he obviously made the right choice.

  • ####

    @Rose:

    Amen to that! I love that movie and I dont care if I’m in the minority by saying that!! :-)

  • Don’t get it

    He looks really good.
    I didn’t know that he rejected Hocus Pocus.

    Look at this, this wax figure doesn’t look like Leo at all

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/leonardo-dicaprio-wax-figure-on-display-during-the-sandra-news-photo/469225313

    LOL

  • poor toni

    @####: hopefully her and leo can have a nice quiet time tomorrow

  • jared

    @Amy: amy, you’re still here?

  • poor leo

    leo you are ugly and getting older

  • Seriously..

    you all are pretending you care about Toni ? shes the one willingly dating leo, and you all love to bash her every hour of the day. what a joke.

  • poor leo

    leo you’re a loser, you have no friends, they just like your money because they know you don’t like being alone

  • Hocus Pocus

    @poor toni: it will be quiet because she and leo don’t have much to talk about besides bedtime…

  • poor leo

    @Hocus Pocus: and the sex sucks!

  • @####

    Well it was slap to face when she stabbed Erin in the back and started seeing Leo ..she no victim in this she gets the perks and media attension she adores.. she’ll just have to suck it up!!

  • @Don`t get it

    Nina has magazine covers outside the US. And I think the SI cover is her second US cover. She is the cover girl for some new publication called Editorialist`s. Even though I`m not sure what`s Kate Upton`s appeal other than the `girls` but she is more than just an SI model at this point.

  • Seriously..

    @@####:
    This

  • Don’t get it

    @####: Yes. Totally. As a woman, I wouldn’t bear that shit. Unless the relationship is only for PR, then you wouldn’t mind. It’s weird all this Toni situation. I’m on the fence about that comment you were talking about on the other thread. It could mean anything. As a woman i wouldn’t understand it if she is still dating him. That girl needs to respect herself a little.

  • poor leo

    leo you don’t look like a model

  • @####

    Toni has to get away from what exactly? Why? Nina has not appeared on any other magazine cover here or in Europe and she had to bang a few famous guys to get there. Come next week no one will care about SI. Not sure why you’re talking like she’s the next big thing or that its a slap

  • @Seriously..

    Who is pretending to care about Toni?

  • S

    Holy Mother, my eyes are feeling spoiled! Leo is so handsome in this grey suit!
    When was Leo ever in Gremlins? Did you mean Critters 3? Hocus Pocus is a movie for children and guess what I don’t even remember the guys name that starred in that role.

  • #37

    @Seriously..:
    Not all of us just one or two posters completely obsessed with Toni, flowers, SI or anything that can be Toni/Leo related

  • Don’t get it

    @@Don`t get it: I said “not that i recall”. Still she never appeared in Vogue, or Harper’s Bazaar, or W Magazine. She never appeared on high fashion magazines. Nina has the profile to be a victoria’s secret angel. Now, that is going to be interesting. She is a swimsuit model.

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