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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonard Dicaprio is one of the most famous actors in the world; in the 1990s he impressed critics with his harrowing performance in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and earned legions of fan girls with his role in Titanic. Since then, Dicaprio has become well known for his complex, deep and typically dramatic roles—with a few exceptions, such as his wacky performance in the award-winning The Wolf of Wall Street. But how much do you really know about this star-studded actor? Let’s take a look at 4 things you didn’t know about Leonardo Dicaprio!

He once considered playing fellow heartthrob James Dean

Dicaprio is well known for his biographical roles, and it would likely come as no surprise to any Dicaprio fan that the actor was once seriously considering joining a film project about James Dean—another Hollywood hunk who was taken far too soon. Dicaprio was approached about playing Dean in the project; however, the actor decided to decline the role, since at the time he felt he was not yet experienced enough.

He auditioned for Batman Forever

Chris O’Donnell became a popular heartthrob after his appearance as Dick Grayson and Robin in Batman Forever and the critically planned Batman and Robin. However, O’Donnell was not the only actor to audition for the role. Among the many young actors who vied for the part was Dicaprio, who lost out to O’Donnell—which was perhaps a good thing, considering the quality of the films.

He was originally casted in American Psycho

Leonardo Dicaprio was the original actor cast as Patrick Batman in the horror thriller, American Psycho, based on a novel of the same named by Bret Easton Ellis. However, Dicaprio had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts that could not be resolved, and the film’s producers were forced to look for another actor. Christian Bale was ultimately cast, and earned many accolades for his disturbing performance.

He helped support a Titanic survivor

Dicaprio, along with fellow Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, both gave financial support to Millvina Dean; Dean, the last living Titanic survivor, was living in a nursing home but was unable to pay for her bills. Dean would have been forced to sell her personal mementos—including remnants she kept from her trip on the Titanic—if Winslet and Dicaprio had not pledged to pay for her nursing home care.

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Two characters from The Walking Dead Comics We Want to See on the Show

It is no secret that The Walking Dead TV show has taken a lot of liberties from the storyline provided by the comics. Although the basic premise of the show is the same, and many of the characters in the show are based on characters found in the original comic series, there are a lot of differences between the two. Everything from the inclusion of new characters like Daryl Dixon to the alteration of character’s fates, like the extended life of Shane and the early death of Dale, have shown that the show is not afraid of diverging from its source material.

Although the show is not a carbon copy of the comics, there are some characters from the comic book series that we believe need to make an appearance on its television counterpart. The following are the top two characters from the original Walking Dead comic that we definitely want to see on the show.

Negan and his group

The character of Negan is one of the most controversial characters in the original comic. In the comic series, Negan and his group are the antithesis of everything that Rick and his group have come to stand for. Rick has learned that violence is not a means to an end, and that trying to lead with violence only leads to death and suffering. Negan, on the other hand, not only leads with violence but enjoys it—he is a true sadist who has no problem causing suffering, pain and death on his slightest whim. Seeing Rick and his group face the truly terrifying rule of Negan would give the show major tension and suspense.

And considering what befalls some of the characters in the Negan story arc in the comic, it might also cause some huge ripples in the show’s lineup. The fact that certain characters die or are dramatically altered by Negan may play a factor in whether or not he really does make an appearance—will the show runners risk killing off fan favorites for the sake of the comic’s story?

Ezekiel and his group

If the show does bring in Negan, they will have to—or, more importantly, they should—bring in the character of Ezekiel and the group that he leads. Ezekiel is the true opposite of Negan—both are the leaders of their own group, but where Negan rules as a tyrant through fear and violence, Ezekiel is the “citizen king” who protects his people.

Although Ezekiel plays a huge role in the Negan storyline and his complex characterization would make for a richer show, there is one factor that might have the show runners reconsidering his inclusion: his domesticated tiger, Shiva. Will fans of the show accept a domesticated tiger as part of the show which has taken great pains to focus on the ‘reality’ of its world? Or will it be seen as too outlandish, even for a show populated by zombies? Only time will tell!

 

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