Leonardo DiCaprio quotes

Born
November 11, 1974, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s. He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy’s Life (1993), and received acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).

I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know?
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
I really hate relaxing. I’ve done three movies in a row, worked for two years straight, and to me, idle time is the devil’s workshop. I like to focus on something.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I’ve always been a slow starter. My first date was with a girl called Cessi. We had a beautiful relationship over the phone all summer, and then when we met, I couldn’t look her in the eye.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
With Romeo and Juliet, you’re talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn’t happened to me yet.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I’ve never done drugs. That’s because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was 3 or 4 years old.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don’t know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I’m a weirdo.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I am not of the vein of actors – and I will not pretend to be one – that takes my character home with me. I don’t.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
People are always like, ‘It must be so hard for you, not to be able to leave your house. I’m like, ‘No, I go where I want and do whatever I want all the time.’ ‘No, you walk down the street?’ ‘Yeah, I do all the time.’ ‘Really?’ ‘Yeah, all the time.’
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn’t want to learn. Math is just the worst. To this day, I can’t concentrate on it. People always say, ‘You should have tried harder.’ But actually, I cheated a lot because I could not sit and do homework.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I have a production company,; I have a foundation. I have a lot of responsibilities. Not family – just a lot of responsibilities.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I’ve been a pretty lucky man.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
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
There is a lot of speculation about what women are attracted to, and there are a lot of misconceptions.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I think I will always feel like an outsider.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that’s written about you… Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
As a young boy, I was obsessed with endangered species and the extinct species that men killed off. Biology was the subject in school that I was incredibly passionate about.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
My dad’s probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that’s not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I was a bit of a loudmouth, and I was in an environment where the elements aligned to have kids smack the hell outta me once in a while.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible… Her presence on screen is outstanding.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
To be honest, I’m not really prepared to do a musical, simply because I think I have a pretty atrocious voice.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
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
I don’t see why I can’t have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It’s crazy.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
My mother is a walking miracle.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I don’t think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I don’t think anyone really gets used to being recognized around the world. It kind of feels like a videogame at times, especially with paparazzi and people following you and things of that nature. But it’s part of who I am now.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I don’t know if I’m more confident than ever before, because I definitely had confidence when I was starting out. Maybe I have less confidence now that I did then.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I did imitations of anyone who came to my parents’ house, and that was my identity at school – if there were ten minutes to lunch, and the teacher was done with the lesson, he’d say, ‘Okay, Leo, get up there and do something.’
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
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
Women have been the most persecuted people throughout all of recorded history, more than any race or religion.
– Leonardo DiCaprio