“I lived in every capital of Europe, collecting jewels, hunting big game, and painting a little,” Leonardo DiCaprio smoothly says as Jay Gatsby in the new film sensation The Great Gatsby-out May 10. The same sentiment of grandeur can be said for Leonardo DiCaprio’s own life.
In a changing world filled with one-hit actors and fleeting overnight celebrities, DiCaprio has remained on top as a Hollywood star in every sense of the word for the last fifteen years.
In 1998, when Titanic was christened the top grossing film of all time, there wasn’t a newsstand that didn’t feature his photograph on a magazine cover. Thanks to DiCaprio’s star making role in Titanic, Hollywood had found a new cinematic sensation.
Ever since his performance in Titanic, everything Leonardo touches turns to “gold,” and fortunately
for him, he has never been shy to make edgy film choices. With his recent back-to-back trio of critically acclaimed hit films—Inception, J. Edgar, and Django Unchained—and now the seasons highly anticipated The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Street waiting in the wings), Leonardo is officially acknowledged as being a true “movie idol.”
With this lavishly illustrated Event Bookazines, New York Times best-selling DiCaprio biographer Mark Bego pens the ultimate publication leading you on the epic journey that has been the life of one of Hollywood’s most shining stars. This is a read for fans and enthusiasts alike. This is “Leonardo DiCaprio”.
James Cameron has re-edited a scene in “Titanic” showing stars sparkling in the night sky — after a leading astronomer told him the astral alignment was incorrect.
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The director unveiled a 3D version of his multi-Oscar winning classic last month and he resisted the temptation to use its reworking as an excuse to cut scenes he’s no longer happy with. But there was one shot Cameron felt obliged to alter, because a top stargazer informed him the astral pattern onscreen was incorrect for the night the liner sank in 1912.
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The scene involves Kate Winslet’s character, Rose DeWitt Bukater, drifting on a piece of wood and gazing at the night sky as the disaster unfolds. Cameron tells British magazine Culture, “Oh, there is one shot that I fixed. It’s because Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is one of the U.S.’ leading astronomers, sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen, and with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in.
“So I said, ‘All right, you son of a b**ch, send me the right stars for the exact time, 4.20am on April 15, 1912, and I’ll put it in the movie.’ So that’s the one shot that has been changed.”
Fellas, take a lesson from Justin Bieber.
The teen heartthrob just raised the bar on romance when he woo’ed girlfriend Selena Gomez, by taking her on a truly titanic date!
According to TMZ, the two spent Friday night at the Nokia Theater rocking out at a Demi Lovato concert, right before Justin really turned up the heat.
The “Baby” singer then took his baby, Selena, to the neighboring Staples Center to watch “Titanic” alone!
So how much does it cost to rent out the 19,000-seat Staple Center? Well, if you’re Bieber, nothing!
Out of gratitude for his 3-sellout concerts there, arena. Execs reportedly let Justin take over the stadium for free!
Talk about baller status! Justin really meant business when he tweeted Friday, “Romance isn’t dead. Treat your lady right fellas.”
Keep this up Biebs and your Love Boat will never sink!