In case you missed it, Leonardo DiCaprio won an Academy Award last night. After years of nominations and amazing films, all it took was bear sex and not shaving to get Leo the hardware.
DiCaprio’s on-screen triumphs are sometimes overshadowed by his off-screen antics (the guy has been with a TON of women) but there’s no denying Leo is one of the biggest stars of his, or any, generation.
To celebrate DiCaprio’s Oscar win, we’ve compiled the best Leonardo DiCaprio quotes. In the following passages, you’ll find quotes by DiCaprio about his work, his life, his loves and his true passions. Let us know which quote is your favorite in the comments.
“I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.”
“I don’t see why I can’t have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It’s crazy.”
“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’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.”
“My mother is a walking miracle.
“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.
“I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know?”
“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.”
“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.”
“I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.”
“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.”
“My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.”
“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’.”