Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes (72 Quotes)



    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'.


    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.

    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.


    I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?

    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.

    Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.

    I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.


    Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other - they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.

    The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don't think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be dow

    Love at first sight I absolutely believe in it You've got to keep the faith. Who doesn't like the idea that you could see someone tomorrow and she could be the love of your life It's very romantic.

    I was expecting a little more from ol' Sharon y'know I wasn't about to get down and dirty with her, so it was a bit of a let down. Actually, she hurt my lip.

    Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.

    School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.

    I've changed. You can't help it. Your mind starts working in a different way. You feel really scrutinised by people.

    The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.

    We're not the hippie family who only eats organic and the children meditate and go to school of the arts. But we're not apple-pie and republican either.

    Enough is enough. The truth is our planet's alarm is now going off and it's time to wake up and take action.

    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.

    If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.

    I was dreading winning. I didn't even plan a speech-I was worried that I would slip up or do something horrible. I was shaking in my seat, putting on a posed smile. Inside I was petrified.

    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.

    When I grew up, I lived in the ghettos of Hollywood it was the most disgusting place to be. I was known as the crazy little kid. I did impressions. Then I realized that's not what I want to do. I don't want to be a comedian to please other people.

    Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    What I really wanted was to travel and see all the different animals that were on the verge of extinction.

    I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.

    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.

    I rejected it many times because I thought it was just another commercial film. Sharon Stone and everything. But then, with one day to decide, I said, 'OK'. I like Sam Raimi and this character's really funny and cool.

    Growing up in this business and truly wanting to be a part of the world of film, I'm a truly privileged person standing here today. But I must say, the pinnacle, the pinnacle of all that has been to work alongside one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of our time, and that is the great Martin Scorsese.

    At first I thought I would have to put on an English accent and try a sort of affected Shakespeare thing.

    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.

    Getting chased by fans through the streets of Paris and Tokyo was frustrating and distracting, ... There's no real control over how the media or the public perceives you. . . . It was a reflective time for me.

    I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.

    When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.

    The main thing for me is to just live life with my family and friends. They treat me like Leo, not like 'Leonardo, Master Thespian.' That's all I need to keep my sanity.

    My love of performing goes way back. My Mom got me on Romper Room when I was five--It was my favorite show. But they couldn't control me. I would run up and smack the camera, and I'd jump around and do my little flips and routines.

    I really like to have sweet people around me. I can't stand bad asses. There's too many of them, especially my age in LA. I like to get to know people, and you have to peel away so many layers of those people. Just give me someone who's relaxed and c

    I don't think my parents would be shocked about anything I did, because they're so laid-back.

    I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies.

    I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.

    Whatever I did would be something they'd already done. I mean, my Dad would welcome it if I got a nose ring.

    My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.

    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.

    I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.

    Most of the time I do feel like I need someone else when I'm alone. But I can still get by with just my own company and that makes me a stronger person.


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