Leonardo DiCaprio got his name when his parents were looking at a da Vinci painting when his mother was pregnant and he started kicking. His father took it as a sign1).
Titanic's studios originally wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack, but director James Cameron insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio instead. 2)
DiCaprio made his first appearance on screen in the children's television show Romper Space, but he was fired due to his disruptive conduct. 3)
Leonardo DiCaprio was at the core of all casting choices for the film Inception. “We were just trying to cast the best people I could find for those roles, who felt right around Leo,” says Nolan, who knew he wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play Cobb. 4)
His agent advised him to change his name to Lenny Williams to sound “more American” when he first started out as an actor. Leonardo declined. 5)
Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio did not get along when they first met on the set of The Basketball Diaries in 1995, despite the fact that he is now one of his closest friends. 6)