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Who the Heck is Leonardo DiCaprio?

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor of German and Italian descent. DiCaprio rose to stardom in the blockbuster Titanic and replaced [Robert De Niro|robert-de-niro] as [Martin Scorsese's|martin-scorsese] pet peeve. Together with Scorsese he made Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street in which he portrayed stock broker [Jordan Belfort|jordan-belfort]. After four nominations DiCaprio finally won his Best Actor Oscar for The Revenant. Apart from his love for young fashion models, Leo likes to support the climate.

Born November 11, 1974

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Best 89 Quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio

“97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up.”

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“A wrong connection will give you shock throughout your life, but the right one will light up your life.”

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“Anyone I’m with has to give me freedom. I like to be with someone who has character and style and someone who is very understanding.”

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“Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.”

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“Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other – they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.”

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“Cheers to my Haters, There is so much more to come!”

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“Cheers to the ones who doubted me.”

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“Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’.”

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“Enough is enough. The truth is our planet’s alarm is now going off and it’s time to wake up and take action.”

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“Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”

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“Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.”

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“Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don’t know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I’m a weirdo.”

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“Fall in love with the person who enjoys your madness. Not an idiot who forces you to be normal.”

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“Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.”

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“Global warming is not only the No. 1 environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity. We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.”

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“Growing up in this business and truly wanting to be a part of the world of film, I’m a truly privileged person standing here today. But I must say, the pinnacle of all that has been to work alongside one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of our time, and that is the great Martin Scorsese.”

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“I always feel like I’m on a roller-coaster, but I never want to get off! There’s a certain high you’re always on.”

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“I didn’t know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.”

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“I don’t see why I can’t have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It’s crazy.”

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“I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.”

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“I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.”

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“I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I’ve asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That’s really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.”

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“I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people’s opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.”

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“I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.”

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“I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.”

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“I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can’t or don’t do in my normal everyday life.”

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“I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn’t mean we are dating.”

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“I realise that I do not change the course of history. I am an actor, I do a movie, that’s the end of it. You have to realise we are just clowns for hire. After I had success it was great, at first, not to worry about money. It was on my mind when I was growing up.”

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“I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.”

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“I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.”

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“I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I’d do little unexpected performances.”

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“I will succeed and nothing in this world is going to stop me.”

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“I’m 97% sure you don’t like me. But I’m 100% sure I don’t care.”

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“I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it’s taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.”

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“I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.”

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“I’m really moved by all the people on the internet demanding that I should win an Oscar. but to be honest, I only do this job because I love it, not to win prizes.”

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“I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.”

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“I’ve been planted here to be a vessel for acting… That’s why I’m really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it’s going to be.”

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“I’ve just got to maintain my passion for what I do.”

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“I’ve never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It’s been a much slower process for me each time I’ve gone into a relationship.”

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“If money isn’t everything work at McDonalds.”

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“If you have done the very best you can. worrying won’t make it any better. if you want to be successful, respect one rule.”

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“It's business! Leave your emotions at the door.”

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“It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that’s written about you… Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!”

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“Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

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“Love at first sight? I absolutely believe in it! You’ve got to keep the faith. Who doesn’t like the idea that you could see someone tomorrow and she could be the love of your life? It’s very romantic.”

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“Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible… Her presence on screen is outstanding.”

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“Most of the time I do feel like I need someone else when I’m alone. But I can still get by with just my own company and that makes me a stronger person.”

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“My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists – not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.”

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“My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.”

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“My mother is a walking miracle.”

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“Never let failure take control of you.”

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“Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone.”

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“Pain is temporary, film is forever.”

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“Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win.”

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“People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don’t want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.”

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“Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.”

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“Relationships are like electric currents.”

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“Smile, nod, agree, and do whatever you were going to do anyway.”

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“That’s the cool part of the business, going to different countries with your friends and having everything paid for by the studios.”

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“The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes… It’s not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.”

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“The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don’t think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness.”

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“Thirty is a very good age for an actor: you can play both young and old men.”

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“This created world really helped me as an actor. It heightened everything, which made it more dangerous, more interesting and more liberating.”

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“To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.”

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“To join the top 1% you have to do what the 99% won’t.”

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“We are all shaped from memories we have as young people.”

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“When I grew up, I lived in the ghettos of Hollywood; it was the most disgusting place to be. I was known as the crazy little kid. I did impressions. Then I realized that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want to be a comedian to please other people.”

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“When I was young, I used to have this thing where I wanted to see everything. I used to think, ‘How can I die without seeing every inch of this world?’ What I really wanted was to travel and see all the different animals that were on the verge of extinction.”

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“When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.”

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“Why worry?”

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“Work until you don’t have to introduce yourself.”

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“Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.”

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“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people.”

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“School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.”

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“There is no element of genius without some form of madness.”

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"as Amsterdam Vallon in Gangs of New York" Quotes

“When you kill a king, you don’t stab him in the dark. You kill him where the entire court can watch him die.”

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as Amsterdam Vallon in Gangs of New York

"as Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?" Quotes

“I’m having a birthday party but you’re not invited, but you can come if you want.”

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as Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

"as Cobb in Inception" Quotes

“Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.”

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as Cobb in Inception

"As Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can" Quotes

“Dear Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so I’m trying my best not to be afraid.”

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As Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can

"as Frank Wheeler in Revolutionary Road" Quotes

“No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying.”

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as Frank Wheeler in Revolutionary Road

"as Hugh Glass in The Revenant" Quotes

“The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots.”

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as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

“There are none so deaf as those that will not hear.”

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as Hugh Glass in The Revenant

"as Jack Dawson in Titanic" Quotes

“I am the king of the world!”

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as Jack Dawson in Titanic

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"as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street" Quotes

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

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as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street

"as Kid in The Quick and the Dead" Quotes

“Is it possible? Is it possible to improve on perfection?”

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as Kid in The Quick and the Dead

"as Louis XIV in The Man in the Iron Mask" Quotes

“Be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you.”

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as Louis XIV in The Man in the Iron Mask

"as Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island" Quotes

“Which would be worse – to live as a monster or to die as a good man.”

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as Teddy Daniels in Shutter Island

"On Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" Quotes

“I’m probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people took a chance and they did it. We don’t have the balls that Romeo did.”

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On Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet