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    29 Facts That Will Completely Alter The Way You Look At Leonardo DiCaprio

    Including three near-death experiences and the time he saved a guy's life.

    1. Leo owns a 104-acre island called Blackadore Caye off the coast of Belize.

    He's turning the island into an eco-friendly resort.

    2. Leo was offered the role of Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus but turned it down for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

    3. Leo can speak fluent German.

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    4. Leo has had three near-death experiences.

    5. Leo survived a Great White shark attack.

    6. Leo survived a plane accident.

    7. Leo survived a skydiving accident.

    8. Leo's middle name is Wilhelm.

    9. Leo was named "Leonardo" because he started kicking "furiously" in his mom's stomach while she was looking at a da Vinci painting in Florence.

    10. The guy on the left is Leo's dad:

    11. In 2013, Leo donated $3 million to save tigers in Nepal.

    12. At the end of 2019, Leo saved a stranger who fell overboard on a yacht in the Caribbean.

    13. James Cameron drew Rose's portrait in Titanic, not Leo.

    14. Leo owns a giant pet tortoise that could live up to 80 years.

    15. Leo and Kate Winslet paid for the nursing home fees for the last Titanic survivor.

    16. In 2013, Leo donated $61,000 to gay rights.

    17. Leo will be one of the first space tourists. He bought a $250,000 ticket to fly on Virgin Galactic's trips to space. The trips are 90 minutes long.

    18. In 2011, Leo paid $1.2 million for a Salvador Dalí painting.

    19. Leo's first agent wanted him to change his name to "Lenny Williams" because they thought his name was "a little too ethnic."

    20. In 2014, Leo donated $3 million to save ocean wildlife.

    21. A woman slashed Leo's face at a party in 2005 and ended up going to prison for two years because of it.

    22. In 2006, Nic Cage outbid Leo for a dinosaur skull. In 2015, Nic Cage had to return it because it was stolen.

    23. Leo launched a coronavirus relief fund. He and Laurene Powell Jobs donated a combined $5 million to it.

    24. In 2019, Leo's environmental organization donated $5 million to battle the fires in the Amazon.

    25. In 2020, Leo's environmental organization donated another $3 million for Australia's fire relief funds.

    26. In 2017, Leo said he would donate $20 million to climate change charities.

    27. In 2001, 28 barbers were arrested in Afghanistan for giving men "the Titanic" haircut. The style was banned by the Taliban.

    28. Leo's nickname for Brad Pitt is "Lover."

    29. Leo is older than his current girlfriend's mother.