Leonardo DiCaprio is arguably one of the most famous men in Hollywood. He’s been a fixture in TV and movies since he was just a child, and over time he has developed a truly favorable reputation amongst male and female fans alike. Let’s call it like it is: men want to be him; women want to be with him.
We know a lot of the basics about Leo without even trying: his career started when he was very young. He was the mega star in movies like Titantic, The Great Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, and many more. He starred in the then-popular Growing Pains TV series. He was a complete teen heartthrob (and continues to be a heartthrob today, at age 40).
Leo is constantly in the spotlight, so many who follow his career might feel as though they know almost everything there is to know about him. But, there are many surprising facts about Leo that even the biggest fan might not be aware of. For instance, when thinking of bilingual actors and actresses, a name that might immediately come to mind is someone like Sofia Vergara. But, many don’t realize that Leonardo is bilingual, too. He is fluent in German, thanks to his mother, who was born in the country.
Here are 15 shocking things you didn’t know about Leonardo DiCaprio.