Interviewer: Gatsby is a great American novel. Romeo and Juliet is a great love story. Same director taking an interesting take on each. Young Leo and now, um…
Leonardo DiCaprio for Esquire, May 2013
“From 1964-1967, I successfully impersonated an airline pilot for Pan Am airways, and I flew over two million miles for free. During that time, I was also the chief resident pediatrician at a Georgia hospital and an assistant attorney general for the state of Louisiana. By the time I was caught, I was considered the youngest and most daring con-man in US history. I had cashed almost four million dollars in fraudulent checks in twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states. And I did it all before my nineteenth birthday. My name is Frank William Abagnale.”
The night of the Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio holds an award show in his living room alone. He whispers, “And the Oscar goes to…Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor of all time in the history of ever.” A single tear rolls down his cheek. He takes the gold candlestick with a picture of an Oscar glued to it. He’s done it. He’s finally won.
“You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.”
Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand while the cameras were rolling on the set of Django Unchained and kept moving through the scene, never breaking character, and his real-life bloodied hand made it into the final version of the film. During one take of that scene, DiCaprio unintentionally slammed his hand into glass, creating a gash that later required stitches. But that didn’t stop him from doing his job. As his hand bled quite visibly, DiCaprio kept going, even using the hand as a new dramatic prop. At one point he smears his bloodied hand over Broomhilda’s face in an act of evil dominance. And Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) looks horrified as he does it. (Perhaps Washington wasn’t acting!) And that was the take that director Quentin Tarantino kept in the film. (Source)
this man really wants his goddamn oscar