Top Stories

Leonardo DiCaprio Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Starred in 'Hocus Pocus' But Had to Turn It Down

Leonardo DiCaprio almost starred in beloved Halloween flick Hocus Pocus and now we’re getting the full details about his audition!

The award winning actor was around 18-years-old when he auditioned for the role but knew that he was committed to other films.

“The [casting] ladies called me up and they said, ‘We’re sending you an actor today but he’s not available but you’re going to fall in love with him but you can’t have him.’ I’m like, ‘Why are you teasing me?’ They were like, ‘You need to see this guy because he’ll inspire you and if nothing else, he’ll help you find the right guy to play Max.,’” director Kenny Ortega told EW.

He added, “And they send me in a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who I completely and absolutely fall in love with. He’s just the most sincere and most centered and a wild child at the same time. He was feeling awkward. He was like, ‘I just feel really bad being here because I’m up for two other movies and I really want them both and I don’t want to lead you on.’ I was like, ‘That’s okay, I was already warned.’”

The other movies ended up being This Boy’s Life and Eating Gilbert Grape.

“Obviously, he left and incredible things happened for that young man and to this day, but meeting him awakened me to the kind of spirit and fun and sincerity that I was looking for in an actor,” Kenny concluded.

Leonardo DiCaprio Releases Statement About Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio has released a statement about Harvey Weinsten‘s multiple sexual harassment allegations.

The 42-year-old actor took to Facebook to release a statement slamming the 65-year-old producer, while applauding the women have spoken out against him.

“There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault – no matter who you are and no matter what profession. I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard,” Leo wrote.

Earlier that same day, it was revealed that Harvey‘s wife Georgina Chapman is leaving him while it was reported that he will enter a treatment facility.

Leonardo DiCaprio Visits Museums in Paris with Friends

Leonardo DiCaprio goes on a sightseeing tour through the Park Jardin des Tuileries with some friends on Saturday (September 30) in Paris, France.

The 42-year-old actor was joined by his best friend Lukas Haas and some models, whose names reportedly are Juliette Perkins and Candice Blackburn.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio

The group was seen checking out the Musee de l’Orangeri before taking a stroll around the park.

Leo was in Europe last weekend to be honored at a gala in Monaco for his work to save the environment.

leonardo dicaprio visits museums in paris with friends 01
leonardo dicaprio visits museums in paris with friends 02
leonardo dicaprio visits museums in paris with friends 03
leonardo dicaprio visits museums in paris with friends 04
leonardo dicaprio visits museums in paris with friends 05

Kate Winslet Reveals If She & Leonardo DiCaprio Ever Had Feelings for Each Other

Kate Winslet went on the Lorraine show on Tuesday (October 3) and is about to break your heart with what she revealed in her interview.

The actress revealed that she and Leonardo DiCaprio never had romantic feelings towards one another and she knows that fans wish they did!

“I think for Leo and I it was seven months of very intense work, we were both really very young,” Kate said. “And luckily, and this was the fortunate thing, we never fancied each other!”

“I know that’s really annoying to hear, sorry,” she continued. “We really never did. So it did mean that we were able to have this… be able to tease each other, which we still do, which is really amazing.”

kate winslet leonardo dicaprio friends 01
kate winslet leonardo dicaprio friends 02
kate winslet leonardo dicaprio friends 03
kate winslet leonardo dicaprio friends 04
kate winslet leonardo dicaprio friends 05

Leonardo DiCaprio Rubs Shoulders with Royalty at a Gala to Save the Ocean

Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene while attending the Inaugural Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean on Thursday (September 28) at the Monaco Garnier Opera in Monaco.

The 42-year-old actor was honored at the event for his work to better the environment.

“As head of a state bordered by the sea, I have made ocean conservation a priority. It’s a key issue because it is a crucial concern for the future of mankind,” Prince Albert told Vogue in a statement. “It is time to stop taking our ocean for granted and to start looking after its precious resources.”

“Clean air, water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival,” Leo added.

Leo‘s friend Adrien Brody was also in attendance at the gala.

leonardo dicaprio rubs shoulders with royalty 01
leonardo dicaprio rubs shoulders with royalty 02
leonardo dicaprio rubs shoulders with royalty 03
leonardo dicaprio rubs shoulders with royalty 04
leonardo dicaprio rubs shoulders with royalty 05

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Playing Theodore Roosevelt in a Martin Scorsese Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio just landed a new role as former president Theodore Roosevelt.

The Paramount Pictures biopic, called Roosevelt, will be directed by Martin Scorsese.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio

The former president’s achievements in conservation are particularly of interest to Leo – whose own foundation is dedicated to environmental conservation, climate change, and indigenous rights – which is why he chose to play the part according to Deadline.

Leo and Marin previously worked together on several movies including The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed and The Aviator, and are currently developing more films together, including The Devil in the White City and Killers of the Flower Moon.

Scott Bloom is writing the Roosevelt script.

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Virtual Reality Company MindMaze as Investor & Advisor

Leonardo DiCaprio has taken on a new role – he is an investor and advisor for a virtual reality start-up company called MindMaze!

The Oscar-winning actor released a statement praising the company for impacting lives through its new technology.

MindMaze is the developer of a breakthrough computing platform (a MindOS™) powered by more than a decade of pioneering work in neuroscience, mixed reality and AI. By enabling real-time integration of signals from the brain with the environment through multiple technologies, MindMaze is bringing these innovations to market across multiple industries, including healthcare and now entertainment and media.

“MindMaze technology has already impacted the lives of many people, and it is poised to define the way we will experience and create content in the future,” Leo said. “I am excited about the possibilities of MindMaze’s technology, especially for its potential to be a driving force in media and entertainment in the years to come.”