10 of the most ridiculous things Leonardo DiCaprio has ever done
Leonardo DiCaprio is likely one of the richest and most successful actors in Hollywood. He's definitely one of the most recognizable, maintaining his heartthrob status from his teens all the way to the age of 43. And, after finally winning the coveted Academy Award for Best Actor at the Oscars in 2016, it doesn't seem like he's slowing down yet.
Yet with all that fame and fortune behind him, he has the choice to do pretty much whatever he wants. And while he hasn't gone quite as far as his character in The Wolf of Wall Street, he has got up to some outrageous escapades over the years...
1. He kept acting through a bloody injury
In a now-infamous scene in Django Unchained, DiCaprio slammed his hand down onto the table in anger, smashing a glass. Surprising all the cast and crew, including the actor himself, he cut his hand open and was covered in blood. Regardless, he kept acting, making the scene even tenser than before.
2. He partied with dozens of models for his birthday
Whenever Leo has been spotted by the paparazzi, it's usually with a model. But the event that stands out the most is his 40th birthday, in which he invited dozens of women, who were "80% models" according to TMZ, for a huge party to celebrate the big day.
3. He was part of a gang dubbed 'The Pussy Posse'
For some reason, in the late 90s and early 2000s, Leo would hang around clubs with a gang under this ridiculous name - which included David Blaine, Tobey Maguire, Harmony Korine and Lukas Haas. They claimed to never use the name themselves, and now reportedly go by the 'Wolf Pack'.
4. He ate raw Bison liver on set
DiCaprio's character in The Revenant goes through a lot during the course of that movie, but obviously most of it was movie trickery. However, the bit where he digs into a revolting raw Bison liver is something the actor actually did. “The bad part is the membrane around it," he told Variety. "It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.”
5. He peed down a waterslide at Disney World
According to a former lifeguard at a Disney World waterpark, DiCaprio and Jesse Camp got drunk, swam in the pool with their clothes on, urinated on the top of the slide before going down it. They were then escorted off by security.
6. He wears headphones and vapes while having sex
This one is just a rumor, but according to one inside source the actor "can sleep with almost any woman he wants without even trying", so he pushes some boundaries. Namely, one sexual partner said that "during the act, Leo put on headphones and even started vaping," before signaling her to keep going while he "just laid back and zoned out".
7. He made Tom Hardy get a tattoo
DiCaprio bet that his Revenant co-star would receive an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in the movie. Hardy was confident he wouldn't, so the winner of the bet had to choose a tattoo for the loser, but DiCaprio won. He was later seen with the tattoo 'Leo Knows All'.
8. He took legal action to keep his worst film out of theaters
He and Tobey Maguire both starred in Don's Plumb, and eventually took legal action to make sure it was never shown in the US or released on DVD in North America. When the producer uploaded the film for streaming in 2016, the pair had it removed for infringement.
9. He won a bet that he could sleep with six models per night
This one is definitely in rumor territory, so may be worth taking with a pinch of salt. According to some inside sources at the Cannes Film Festival, Tobey Maguire bet he couldn't sleep with six models per night during the festival, and Leo managed to pull it off.
10. He bought his own island
DiCaprio bought a 100-acre island off the coast of Belize over ten years ago for $1.75 million. He is now turning the island into an eco-resort set to be opened later this year.
While not all of us would do half of the things on this list, it's hard to tell exactly how you would act if you became a millionaire - especially at such a young age. Being so successful from your teens onwards probably doesn't lead you to act that normally, but at least the actor spends the rest of his time saving the environment these days.