Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Leonardo DiCaprio - Esquire photographed by Max Vadukul, May 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Jonah Hill at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Leo and I just hung on to each other for dear life. We had cigarettes hidden in the pockets of our costumes and the two of us literally were having conversations like ‘What would happen if we died?’ and I’d say things like ‘Leo, I love you, I really do love you so much. You are a very important person to me and I’d have your babies. I would, I’d have your babies, really, it’s fine - Kate Winslet.Friends are very important to me, and it comes with the territory of being in this business that sometimes you’re going to meet people who aren’t as genuine as they might seem. we all deal with that, and one way of doing it is to focus on the people you know are dependable, people you know you can trust. Kate is one of those - Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leonardo DiCaprio for GQ Australia (February-March 2012)
The Gatsby that I remember reading when I was 15 years old in junior high school was far different from the Gatsby I read as an adult. And what I remember from my years in junior high was this hopeless romantic that was solely in love with this one woman and created this great amount of wealth to respectably hold her hand. Then to reread it as an adult it was incredibly fascinating. It is one of those novels that is talked about nearly 100 years later for a reason. It’s incredibly nuanced, it’s existential and here at the center of this movie is this man that is incredibly hollow searching for some sort of meaning and he’s attached himself to this relic known as Daisy. She’s a mirage and I was struck by the sadness in him for the first time. I looked at him completely different, I looked at him as somebody that was very hollow and searching for some sort of meaning and Nick was the only one who truly sees what’s going on in reality. One very telling sequence that we talked about a lot and for me was a very important one in the book, is when Nick notices that he’s holding her but he’s still staring at the green light, you know he’s finally got her in his arms he’s still searching for this thing that he thinks is going to complete him. That was the Gatsby I was incredibly excited about playing as an actor and as I got older it took on a new meaning and I think that’s what’s so incredible about this novel, everyone who reads it has their own interpretation of who these people are, who these characters are. —Leonardo Dicaprio
“Leonardo DiCaprio is probably, I think, our finest actor since Marlon Brando.” - Mia Farrow
“Leo had slammed his hand on the table countless times and he moved his hand further and he crushed a crystal cordial glass. Blood was dripping down his hand. He never broke character. He kept going. He was in such a zone. It was very intense. He required stitches.”