His first publicity spot was about MILK.
Sues Playgirl magazine over plans to publish pictures --including full frontal nudity -- of himself. (March 1998)
Ranked #75 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. (October 1997)
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." (1997)
Was considering starring in a movie about actor James Dean but turned down the role because he felt he wasn't experienced enough to do the film. (1996)
When five years old, he was in an educational TV program, called "Romper Room" (1953) and was nearly kicked off for uncontrollable behavior.
Attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, California.
At age 10, his agent advised him to change his name to a more American- friendly Lenny Williams. Needless to say, he did not follow that advice.
Was set to star in American Psycho (2000) but had to drop it due to scheduling conflicts. Christian Bale took the part instead.
In January 1999, his lawyers filed an application to allow DiCaprio to copyright his own name.
Childhood friends with Tobey Maguire and the late Christopher Pettiet.
Was offered the role of the porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997) at around the same time as he was offered his role in Titanic (1997). The Dirk Diggler role eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.
He is an environmental conservationist and often advocates and supports natural causes.
Of 3/4 German and 1/4 Italian descent. His paternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant
Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson are his favorite actors.
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