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Johnny Depp Says He 'Tortured' Leonardo DiCaprio During 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Filming

Johnny Depp Says He 'Tortured' Leonardo DiCaprio During 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Filming

Johnny Depp opened up about Leonardo DiCaprio while presenting him with an award this weekend at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The 52-year-old actor worked with the 41-year-old actor on 1993′s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

“It was a hard time for me, that film, for some reason. I don’t know why,” Johnny said (via EW). “I tortured him.”

Johnny added, “I really did. He was always talking about these videos games, you know? I told you it was kind of a dark period. ‘No, I will not give you a drag of my cigarette while you hide from your mother again, Leo.’”

“I’d say the absolute truth is that I respect Leo a lot,” Johnny continued. “He worked really hard on that film and spent a lot of time researching. He came to set and he was ready to work hard and all his ducks were in a row.”

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  • bbm

    is he jealous a bit?

  • laura

    Why does Johnny Depp always sound so drunk and random?

  • xica

    Seems like everyone is confessing. Go Leo!

  • xica

    because he’s a drug addict

  • Shali

    So happy for Leo, Inarritu and the entire Revenant crew for their continuing success!!!

    ‘It was a weekend of milestones, as “The Revenant” crossed the $300 million mark globally, “The Martian” soared past $600 million and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” became only the third film in history to top $2 billion at the worldwide box office.

    In addition to seeing its global total hit new heights, Fox survival saga “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, topped foreign charts, picking up a leading $24 million. The story of a fur trapper seeking revenge on the men who left him in the frontier to die debuted in Spain and Brazil last weekend, earning $3.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively. The $135 million production was famously hellish, as director Alejandro G. Iñárritu drove cast and crew to the breaking point, shooting in remote locations in Canada and Argentina. “The Revenant’s” worldwide total stands at $326 million.

    In addition to the financial rewards, “The Revenant’s” Oscar chances got a big boost after Iñárritu won his second consecutive Directors Guild of America Award on Saturday, having picked one up last year for “Birdman.” ‘

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/the-revenant-global-box-office-300-million-1201699555/

    sorry if repost

  • Shali

    ”The Revenant’ Becomes Russia’s Highest Grossing 18+ Rated Movie’

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s movie broke the previous record set by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ The Revenant has become the highest grossing movie with an 18+ rating ever released in Russia.
    As of Wednesday, Feb. 3, it grossed 1.1 billion rubles ($14.6 million), Fox said.

    The previous record for an 18+ rated movie was set by Fifty Shades of Grey, which was released February last year and grossed 926.8 billion rubles ($12.3 million).

    Debuting in Russian theaters on Jan. 7, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s survival thriller was already the first movie to gross over one billion rubles and is, to date, the year’s highest grossing movie in Russia.

    On the list of all-time highest grossing movies with an 18+ age restriction, The Revenant and Fifty Shades of Grey are followed by Lucy, which was released in September 2014 and grossed 753.3 million ($10 million).

    The record for a highest grossing 18+ rated local movie has stayed unbroken since January 2008, when Kirill Kuzin’s Samy Luchshy Film (The Best Movie Ever) was released and grossed 673 million rubles ($8.9 million).

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/revenant-becomes-russias-highest-grossing-862476

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  • Davina

    What about the new pictures, Jared?
    This Depp story is old news, old news.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Always nice to wake up to a new Leo thread!!! There is a an Academy Luncheon today. Hopefully, we will get new photos!

    I’m re-posting a link from the other thread that @Dis gonna be gud posted!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3436931/Leonardo-DiCaprio-cuts-youthful-figure-enjoys-low-key-lunch.html

    Have a fantastic day everybody!!!!

  • Davina

    lol karma’s a b!tch huh?

  • Shelly
  • Davina

    In the new pictures looks like Leo lost some weight too. Good for him.
    I want Leo looking his best at the Oscars.

  • girl93

    oh please b!tch, don’t drag Leo to your mess….
    damn,Leo dodged a bullet with this one..

  • AzureRose

    Depp and DiCaprio did work together wonderfully in WEGG.
    I really liked them. It’s a pity that Depp was already upside down that period. I thought he had found some peace with the French actress Vanessa Paradis but it didn’t last long. Must not be easy to live with someone who has such problems, though. He should try to overcome them once and for all.

  • girl93

    I’m always going to believe that his only true love was Winona Ryder.

  • Dream Girl

    Johnny really meant he feels tortured himself.

  • dicaprioistheone

    The entire are Revenant Team is balling right now. Success has never been sweeter. This victory trumps Peyton Manning’s. // 20 days til Leo’s Oscar! 🙌🍾🎉

  • guest

    Johnny offered money to Leo to smell some very putrid eggs and stuff, because Leo had a sensitive gag reflex and that caused Johnny to burst into laugh all day, that’s how he “tortured” him, is on their bios. Just a kid’s thing. Like and older brother with his young brother

  • AzureRose

    I don’t know if she was his true love but she had her own problems though…

  • Shali
  • Shelly

    She is just a kid and she has over 200 followers lol.

  • Davina

    Great find, TY 👍

  • ####

    Nice pic! I wonder how recent it is.

    There’s a guy with white hair behind the girl’s head. I wonder if that’s Dave. LOL

  • badwolf

    it is kinda creepy she has instagram

  • Shelly

    It really is at that age. There are so many weirdos out there. My daughter is older and she has a little more than this kid. I don’t really care for it.

  • Bulger

    “I’d say the absolute truth is that I respect Leo a lot,” Johnny continued. “He worked really hard on that film and spent a lot of time researching. He came to set and he was ready to work hard and all his
    ducks were in a row.”

    Yep, sounds like he’s jealous.. *rolls eyes* @ this silly comment.

  • Bulger

    How exactly does he sound “so drunk and random”?

  • Bulger

    Not really.

  • xica

    Why is it then?

  • Shelly

    I think I maybe the only one here who likes these pic slides of Leo. If I am let me know and I won’t post them ok. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9VTwQrcdI4

  • AzureRose

    Here, for the ladies who have always hearts at the place of their eyes!

    https://twitter.com/badpostdicaprio/status/692151994010767360

  • Still Together

    Little girls with IG lol

  • bbm

    it’s a question not a comment *rolls eyes* at johnny’s defender who can’t tell the difference

  • Shelly
  • Shelly
  • Revengefan0101

    So is Leo going to host SNL before the Oscars? #leoonsnl

  • Revengefan0101

    He allegedly has a drinking problem.

  • Revengefan0101

    I’m sure he was stunned when Leo got an Oscar nomination for WEGG and he didn’t.

  • dicaprioistheone

    That would be awesome! If not before, I could see him hosting before the season ends. Maybe he’ll be the ending guest in May.

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Why does JJ not have those cute Sunday lunch pics of Leo instead we have to deal with grimy Jonny Depp??
    And saw this on BZ; Bar Refaeli drags Leo into her mess!
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/refaeli-invokes-dicaprio-in-attempt-to-avoid-taxes/

  • Jo

    LMAO.

    Even the Israeli tax authorities responded that her relationship with Leo was too on/off to be taken seriously!!!

  • Fancypants

    Looking forward to the Baftas this Sunday. Do you think Leo has a chance of winning, or it’ll go to Eddie because he’s British? That’s not to say Eddie isn’t extremely talented, he is! But Leo’s pretty much swept up this award season.

  • Fancypants

    Lol wonder if this why Bar’s Dad posted that instagram photo of him and Leo not long ago. Ya know to look all chummy and get him on side? I always got the impression Bar’s Dad wasn’t that fond of Leo when him and Bar were together. And I don’t trust that family whatsoever.

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    I think Bar’s family really loved him and were devastated when it ended. It was probably more about having a superstar American actor as an in -law than anything. I also found it odd that on her dad’s Insta page, he usually sticks to writing about his wife and kids, except for Leo. I mean he does not even acknowledged his daughter’s husband at all but does her ex? Her dad’s love for Leo was probably genuine I think, but her mom was a starf***** and DESPERATE for a wedding and was always shading Leo when he broke it off. He gave her all her fame and acclaim and Leo’s still what Bar is most famous for.

  • badwolf
  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    He went last time he was nominated for WOWS but they ignored him and gave it to another actor, I think McCognahey (sp) who did NOT even show up. So I wonder if Leo’ll bother this year.

  • dicaprioistheone

    I think Leo has a solid chance to sweep all the major awards this season, including the BAFTA; much like Philip Seymour Hoffman did with Capote.

  • Fancypants

    I agree her mom loved Leo ‘the superstar’ and everything that came with it, but I always felt different about her Dad, as though he knew Leo was never gonna put a ring on it. But yes, that random post about Leo was definetly weird. That aside I do wish Bar well with her husband I just think her family used Leo’s name for their convenience many times and wouldn’t put it past them to do it again.

  • Fancypants

    True! I think he’s been nominated a few times, but never won. I’m going to keep everything crossed for him this year.

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