Everyone loves Leonardo, especially in the new Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up.” But LEO doesn’t like everyone. The actor has a big argument with a superstar.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Everyone Loves The Hollywood Star
Fans adore Leonardo DiCaprio because of his prominent roles in classics like “Titanic”, in thrillers like “Shutter Island” or “Inception”, in action comedies like “Catch Me If You Can” – and now in the comedy “Don’t Look Up” (also on Netflix from December 24) starring Jennifer Lawrence and Jonah Hill.
Plus, DiCaprio’s colleagues always have a nice word for Leonardo. They praise his style, his talent, his commitment. And: DiCaprio is happy to return the compliments. DiCaprio has nothing to say about a Hollywood superstar. Because the two have only one thing in common: a big fight so bad they’re probably never going to meet again.
The first and last time in a single movie
DiCaprio couldn’t get along with a fellow superstar. Behind the scenes, there was stale air in the only movie they ever made. And that superstar is Johnny Depp.
The two appeared together in the 1993 drama “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. Both were young (Johnny was 30, Leonardo 19) and still at the start of their global careers. Even though Johnny was already a well-known actor at the time, Leo was still a newcomer.
The two brothers play Johnny, the cool little town guy who has to take care of his mentally disabled brother Arnie (DiCaprio). The family drama is still celebrated today by many fans of the two stars. But there was also a lot of drama behind the camera.
Johnny Depp admits that “I totally tormented Leonardo”, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star said in an interview, “It was terrible! But he kept talking about video games. It was a terrible time. And he always secretly wanted to smoke me a cigarette, and I should hide it from his mother.
Johnny makes it clear that then 19-year-old Leo was annoying 11-year-old Johnny. And although Depp says only the best of Leo’s talent, DiCaprio never seems to have really gotten over the problematic collaboration.
Because after the film, they were never seen together in front of the camera again. Rumor has it that the two don’t get along well even after all these years.