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  1. Nicolas Cage once outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for a 70 million year old dinosaur skull paying $276,000 for it. After later finding out that the skull was stolen he agreed to return it to the Mongolian authorities.

  2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet pledged their financial support the last living Titanic survivor, Millvinia Dean, after it was reported that she’d been forced to sell her mementos from the wreck to pay for nursing home bills.

  3. Jonah Hill earned just $60,000 for his role in Wolf of Wall Street whilst his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio earned $10,000,000

  4. Nicolas Cage purchased a rare dinosaur skull for $276,000 in an auction after winning a bidding contest against Leonardo DiCaprio. After being contacted by authorities, he discovered that the skull was stolen and he returned it to the Mongolian Government.

  5. Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role for Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels.

  6. Leonardo Dicaprio bought an island in Belize 10 years ago and built the world's first eco-restorative resort that "restores" the island's over-fished waters, coastline and forest

  7. The "American Psycho" movie studio wanted Leonardo DiCaprio for the Bateman role and were willing to quadruple the budget to accommodate DiCaprio's $21 mil quote. Meanwhile, Christian Bale turned down all roles and auditions for 9 months, confident DiCaprio would eventually decline the part.

  8. Leonardo DiCaprio blocked a film he was in from being released in the US and Canada. The producer of the film has released it on the Internet, and drafted a letter to Leo about it.

  9. The filming of Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Beach" permanently damaged the ecosystem of the island where it was film, prompting Thailand's Supreme Court to get involved in the legal case against 20th Century Fox

  10. Ridley Scott had plans to adapt the dystopian novel Brave New World into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Ridley Scott ultimately had trouble doing the book justice and stated, “I don’t know what to do with Brave New World. It’s tough….when you reanalyze it, maybe it should stay a book".

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Leonardo DiCaprio refuses to date anyone under the age of 25

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Gloria Steinem talked Leonardo DiCaprio out of playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, saying, "Please, please don’t do this to those girls. The eyes of all 13-year-old girls are upon you and you can’t play a guy that tortures and kills women." (Then she married Christian Bale's dad.)

Leonardo DiCaprio is the highest grossing actor to have never made a sequel

Leonardo DiCaprio has never done drugs and had to get taught how to play being high by drug experts.

During the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill took revenge on Leonardo DiCaprio by giving him food poisoning. By improvising a line, Hill made DiCaprio eat the last piece of raw yellowtail sushi. DiCaprio had to repeat this 70 times. Only Hill and Martin Scorsese found it funny.

John Wilkes Booth was a well-known A-list actor, considered equivalent in status to Leonardo DiCaprio. He was a heartthrob and named “Sexiest Man Alive”

Leonardo DiCaprio’s haircut from Titanic was outlawed by the Taliban

Natalie Portman was originally cast as Juliet in Romeo + Juliet but was recast after rehearsal footage appeared as if Portman was being molested by Leonardo DiCaprio who was 21 at the time while Portman was only 14.

Leonardo DiCaprio's face was severely injured in 2005 when model Aretha Wilson hit him over the head with a broken bottle at a Hollywood party. She was later sentenced to 2 years in jail.

In the 1997 film Titanic, James Cameron himself draw all of the art for Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack, including the famous sketch if Kate Winslet. The close up shots of Jack creating the drawing are actually of Cameron's hands, not DiCaprio's

James Cameron was supposed to make a Spider Man film in the 1990s with Leonardo DiCaprio as Spider Man & Arnold Schwarzenegger as Doctor Octopus

Adam Sandler is the 5th highest paid actor in Hollywood. He earns more per film than Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Leonardo Dicaprio. - fact check

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet paid the care home fees of the last survivor of the Titanic

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf won the title of People magazines most beautiful person in 1998 by a landslide as a write in, followed by Rick Flair in second. Third place winner Leonardo DiCaprio was still featured on the cover.

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally first choice to play Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds

During the filming of "The Beach" in Thailand, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton were forced to swim in the sea when their boat sank due to sudden storm. DiCaprio and Swinton and crew members spent half an hour swimming at sea before rescuers arrived.

Christian Bale's stepmother, Gloria Steinham, who was a feminist, talked Leonardo DiCaprio out of being in the movie "American Psycho", due to its portrayal of violence toward women. She said, ‘The eyes of all 13yo girls are upon you and you can’t play a guy that tortures and kills women.'

Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the roles of Anakin Skywalker, Spider-Man, Dirk Diggler, Patrick Bateman, and Steve Jobs.

Eminem has more Oscars than Leonardo DiCaprio. - fact check

Leonardo DiCaprio was once the "leader" of an infamous group dubbed by Hollywood as Pussy Posse. Notable members included Tobey Mcguire and David Blaine.

Django Unchained the first time in 16 years that Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't billed as the lead.

Leonardo DiCaprio is older than his girlfriends mother - fact check

Leonardo DiCaprio once led a group called the "Pussy Posse" in the 90's where he and other young celeb friends tore through cities and pretty much had women delivered to them. Roger Wilson eventually pressed charges because Leo and company wanted his wife and ended up getting into a brawl

44 year old Leonardo DiCaprio has known his current girlfriend, 21 year old Camila Morrone, since she was 11 years old.

Leonardo DiCaprio owns the live-action rights to an Akira movie - fact check

Kate Winslet reached international fame for her role in the film Titanic by James Cameron. She has remained friends with her costar Leonardo DiCaprio since then.

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The age of Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriends over time

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Leonardo DiCaprio basically treats women like car leases.