The blue-eyed boy

Published: 11 November, 2013 00:57 IST | The Centrestage Team |

The recent compliment Leonardo DiCaprio received was that, he has replaced Robert De Niro in Hollywood. On his birthday today, CS shares trivia about the 39 year old actor

>> He screen tested for the part of Robin in Batman Forever.

>> At the ripe age of 10, Leo was advised to change his name to ‘something more friendly and American’ such as Lenny Williams. He obviously refused.

Leonardo DiCaprio

>> Leonardo is childhood friends with Tobey Maguire.

>> He was offered the role of the porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights at around the same time as he was offered his role inTitanic. The Dirk Diggler role eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.

>> He is an environmental conservationist and often advocates and supports natural causes.

>> He was considered for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man.

>> Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson are his favourite actors.

>> He can speak a little German.

>> The Titantic star owns two homes in New York City and one in Los Angeles. 

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