Leonardo DiCaprio is almost constantly in the media, but how much do you really know about him? Despite the fact that DiCaprio has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Supported the Last Living Survivor of the Titanic. The last living survivor of the Titanic was still alive in 2009, and DiCaprio, along with the help of Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, helped pay for her nursing home fees so she didn’t have to sell her mementos.
Number Fourteen: He Was Almost Patrick Bateman. DiCaprio was offered the opportunity to play the role of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho; however, he turned the role down because his fan base was comprised of primarily teenage girls at the time.
Number Thirteen: There’s a Story Behind His Name. DiCaprio is reportedly named Leonardo because his mom was looking at a Da Vinci painting when she first felt him kick. She was in Italy at the time.
Number Twelve: He Is a Fan of Colonics. DiCaprio became “hooked on” colonics after his supermodel girlfriends kept singing its praises. As of late 2012, DiCaprio was getting colonic cleanses regularly.
Number Eleven: He Threw Down for a Dali. DiCaprio spent a hefty $1.2 million on a Salvador Dali painting in 2011. He was reportedly bidding on a Picasso painting at the same time, but he really wanted the Dali, so he went for it.
Number Ten: He Was Almost Lenny Williams. When DiCaprio was just 10 years old, his agent advised him that he should change his name because it sounded too ethnic. His agent’s suggestion was Lenny Williams. Thankfully, DiCaprio decided to stick with Leonardo.
Number Nine: He Owns a Fair-Trade Coffee Company. DiCaprio teamed up with La Colombe company to make LYON, which is a high-end line of “green” coffee beans. All of the proceeds earned from LYON sales go to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.