Just like a cat Leonardo Di Caprio is an actor with nine lives: deranged child, blond hero, gang member, US Marshall... and a perfectly house-trained man in Esquire's latest feature.
Leonardo is the cover star for the latest issue of Esquire - in which he recalls some of his life's (short in human terms but rather long for Hollywood) finer moments and how he got to grow up to become the man he is today.
"The earliest memories I have are jumping up onstage before concerts in downtown L. A. and trying to get on the mic and break-dance, or do imitations of my mother's friends or my father's friends, or be a comic in class. I was the most insane child you can imagine, pretty intolerable to be around. High-octane energy all the time, never wanting to focus on schoolwork."
"I had the blond hair, and I was Jack Dawson, this heroic figure. So I set up everything in my personal life to rebel against that image in order to strip it down. I had a lot of fun stripping it down. But ultimately, that knocked me a few rungs down the ladder."
And look at him now - ironing like the pros! In a Dolce & Gabbana suit no less!
The cinematographic affair between Martin (Scorsese) and Leo has reached a new high with the recently released Shutter Island. A story of mental institution gone insane (we always like a bit of irony!) what with hurricanes and homicidal patients... Leonardo Di Caprio is the US Marshall in charge of sorting the mess and frankly, judging from the trailer, even staying sane amidst the chaos might be a challenge... And he irons!
Photo credits: Nigel Parry for Esquire.