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1. His mother named him Leonardo because she was pregnant and looking at a Da Vinci painting in a museum when he first kicked.
2. His time at the school, away from the public school system and his gritty neighbourhood, made him want to retreat into acting as a teen.
3. His mother’s name was Irmelin Indenbirken, and she was born in Germany.
4. DiCaprio’s exquisite man bun made an appearance at the United Nations climate change summit in September 2014.
5. His father, George DiCaprio, is half-Bavarian and half-Italian.
6. As a child, he briefly attended experimental and progressive school the University Elementary School (now called UCLA Lab School).
7. Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film role was in Critters 3, and not as Toby Wolf in This Boy’s Life.
8. Robert De Niro allegedly hand-picked DiCaprio from hundreds of boys for the part in This Boy’s Life.
9. Apparently 7% of teenage girls in America had watched Titanic twice within the first five weeks of its release.
10. In the 21 years since, he’s yet to win an Oscar. He’s been beaten five times.
11. In total, DiCaprio has been nominated for eight Screen Actors Guild awards, three Baftas and two Saturn awards – and won absolutely none of them.
12. DiCaprio first received an Academy award nomination in 1993 for his role as Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
13. DiCaprio was chased through the Louvre by a gaggle of teen girls in 1998. He probably should have sorted a Blue Ivy Carter-style shutdown.
14. His passion for climate-change activism burns so hot that, as of today, his official website is 80% environmental concern and 20% Wolf of Wall Street.
15. He’s apparently the highest-grossing actor to have never acted in a sequel.
16. He’s never done drugs, and had to speak to a drug expert to prepare for Wolf of Wall Street.
17. DiCaprio met the real Frank Abagnale, Jr – the con-man character he played in 2002’s Catch Me If You Can – while working on the film. DiCaprio was so drawn by Abagnale’s charm that he invited him to his home.
18. A Time journalist once dubbed DiCaprio boring, for the actor’s ability to reel off the names of 20 endangered species from memory.
19. In a 2013 Hollywood Reporter profile, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he and DiCaprio initially hated each other when cast in 1995’s Basketball Diaries.
20. He and Jonah Hill also reportedly watched this YouTube video of “the drunkest man in the world” for inspiration.
21. DiCaprio first appeared on screen aged five in children’s TV show Romper Room, but was fired for being too disruptive.
22. DiCaprio smokes e-cigarettes.
23. He was originally cast as genius codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, but passed over for Benedict Cumberbatch.
24. Finally, DiCaprio celebrated his birthday last year with a charity bash: rapper Kanye West performed, a PR company shot shaky Instagram video footage of the evening and DiCaprio raised $3m for his environmental foundation.
25. He turned down the part of Max Dennison in horror comedy Hocus Pocus, even though it came with the offer of “more money than [he] ever dreamed of”.
26. Leonardo was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles to Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio.
27. At the young age of 10, Leonardo was advised to change his name to “something more friendly and American” such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused which was a good thing because he is famous worldwide.
28. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler. DiCaprio was mostly raised by his mother, a legal secretary born in Germany. He is an only child.
29. DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School at UCLA where he took summer courses in performance art.
30. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.