Leonardo DiCaprio is known as the Hollywood golden boy. So far, time has been a pretty big thing for this Hollywood star. Leonardo DiCaprio has been making solid progress on his long quest to fight climate change on Hollywood. Nobody can deny the efforts of DiCaprio. These efforts can be seen both on-and-off screen. DiCaprio’s efforts have hit headlines since he was a young ‘90s dreamboat’. So, no one can claim that he knows all about Leonardo DiCaprio. This is totally wrong.
Here are 5 facts about Leonardo DiCaprio that you probably never knew.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio knows German and Italian
Leonardo DiCaprio is known as a Titanic actor. He can speak a little bit of both German and Italian. The fact is Leonardo DiCaprio’s father, George DiCaprio, is of Italian and German descent. His mother is also German. Moreover, Leonardo DiCaprio spent a major part of his childhood living with his maternal grandparents, Wilhelm and Helene Indenbirken. He used to live in the small town of Oer-Erkenschwick in Western Germany. By spending his time there, DiCaprio can speak a little bit of German.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio’s name Has an Arty Origin
Leonardo DiCaprio was named after Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci is the legendary artist. People are often not aware of this fact. The story is such that Leonardo DiCaprio’s mother, Irmelin, was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci portrait somewhere in Florence, Italy. At that time, baby Leo kicked for the first time. So, his father believed that baby Leo was a cosmic sign. Therefore, they decided to name the baby after the Renaissance genius.
3. DiCaprio is an Eco Warrior
One more interesting fact about the Hollywood legend is he is a good egg and cares about the environment. It was around a decade ago when he bought Blackadore Caye. Blackadore Caye is an island in Belize suffering from over-fishing and deforestation. This year (2018), it will open the world’s first environment-conscious resort.
4. DiCaprio’s impressive financial portfolio
Titanic actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s financial portfolio is almost as impressive as his acting resume. People also know him as a committed environmentalist. This is because he gave $3 million to help save the tigers in Nepal in the year 2013. He also gave another $3 million to ocean conservation the next year. Moreover, DiCaprio is the owner of the popular fair-trade coffee company “La Colombe”. Back in 2016, Leonardo invested $55 million in the “perfect mattress” company, “Casper”.
5. Will Leonardo turn down a romantic comedy?
Generally, people know Leonardo for his dramatic roles, but he told recently that he would not necessarily turn down a romantic comedy!
“I am generally open for a romantic comedy. But the matter of fact is I will never do something just for the sake of doing a specific genre. I will never do something like that just because it’s the time or place to do a different type of movie. In my point of view, that would be a huge mistake.”