43 Quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio is an American Actor and Film Producer. He began his career in the early 1990s by appearing in television commercials. He started his film career in 1993 by starring in Critters 3.

He received his first international fame through his performance in Titanic, released in 1997 which also became the highest grossing film of all time before Avatar took over (2009). Throughout his successful career he has won several awards for his performances in his films. He joined the film industry to earn extra cash to finance his college later, but that never really happened.

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43 Quotes by Leonardo DiCaprio:

1. “I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

2. “I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

3. “The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it… It’s a great outlet. I’m not really sure who I am – it seems I change every day.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

4. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

5. “I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

6. “I’m just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it’s taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

7. “I’ve been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don’t bring happiness, ultimately.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

8. “Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

9. “If you have the ability to convince somebody of something that you don’t necessarily think is the case, it’s a valuable asset.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

10. “Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

11. “Women have been the most persecuted people throughout all of recorded history, more than any race or religion.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

12. “School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn’t want to learn.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

13. “I have to say that whatever decisions I make, I really do think that movie making is a director’s medium. They are the people that ultimately shape the film, and a director can take great material and turn it into garbage if they are not capable of making a good movie.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

14. “I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can’t now.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

15. “My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

16. “I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can’t or don’t do in my normal everyday life.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

17. “I really don’t know what I’m doing… I don’t. It’s terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that’s all I really do.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

18. “Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called ‘acting’.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

19. “I’ve been planted here to be a vessel for acting… That’s why I’m really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it’s going to be.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

20. “I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I’d do little unexpected performances.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

21. “I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

22. “I didn’t know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

23. “I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

24. “The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes… It’s not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

25. “I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully people will watch my movies.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

26. “To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

27. “You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

28. “I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people’s opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

29. “I get unhappy doing things that I’m not passionate about.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

30. “Money was always on my mind when I was growing up. So I was always wondering how we were going to afford this and that. Acting seemed to be a shortcut out of the mess.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

31. “I can remember getting rejected systematically by casting directors as a young kid. I felt like the biggest outsider there ever was; that I’d never belong in that club.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

32. “Hopefully I’ve gotten better as an actor as the years have gone on, but the type of work I want to do has never changed.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

33. “My friends have named me the person they least want to do extreme adventures with, because I always seem to be very close to being part of a disaster. If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

34. “I don’t think anyone really gets used to being recognized around the world.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

35. “I am completely open to doing a romantic comedy, but I will never do something just for the sake of doing a specific genre or because it’s the time or place to do a different type of movie. I think that would be a huge mistake.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

 

Leonardo DiCaprio is an american actor and film producer. Quotes by Leonardo DeCaprio proves his passion for films and his success in life.

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36.”When I started acting, I didn’t think of it as a career. I always thought Hollywood was this magical world where a fairy came down and said, ‘Come live with the Munchkins; you are now one of us.’ I didn’t understand the concept of it as a career. I thought I would save up enough money to go to college.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

37. “I love science fiction, but I have a hard time feeling for characters in a galaxy far away. Choosing movies is the one thing in my life where there’s no compromising.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

38. “I took some time off after ‘Titanic’ because I needed to let the dust settle and recharge my battery. I felt, ‘OK, you’ve been given a tremendous opportunity; what are you going to do with it? Now your name can finance movies that you do want to do.'” – Leonardo DiCaprio

39. “I am trying to do the best work I possibly can and making movies that will have resonance for years to come. I think if you try for an Oscar or a goal like that, the more people are going to see it as transparent. It’s not on my radar. If it happens, great, but I’m happy to continue working as I am, really.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

40. “I don’t watch anything of mine much. I haven’t gone to drama school, or college, either. I just like to watch other actors in action.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

41. “I don’t ask other actors questions. I think that’s too intrusive. I just watch. I don’t want to be constricted to an idea of what acting is by anyone else. I want to take my own education.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

42. “I believe, you know, as history unfolds, certain films will disappear, and certain ones will stand the test of time. And you never know which ones those are. And you’ve just got to go for the opportunities of films you think might be memorable.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

43. “I’ve gotten to go to far-off places in the world, have very unique, isolated, intense experiences for four or five months at a time, and then, kind of like a dream, those things disappear. You may see those people again, but it’s never, ever going to be as intense as it was for that time period.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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