Humpday Hottie: Leonardo DiCaprio
We remember the exact moment we hit puberty. We were in the theater watching Titanic for the first of nine times. Gripping the armrests, our hands clammed up, and heart started racing when we saw him: Leo DiCaprio.
Oh yes, that baby face, dirty blonde locks, and boyish charm had us swooning. And as soon as we saw him in a wet T-shirt leading Rose through the water, the floodgates were opened. Amazingly, 16 years later (Wow, has it really been that long?) — he’s still as hot as ever!
And this week he’ll be taking another trip back in time to the early ’20s when he graces our screens in The Great Gatsby! As the young, mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby, Leo puts his prowess for period pieces to work in the film that is sure to have you wishing you were Daisy Buchanan (Jay’s love interest).
Fingers crossed for Leo that this could be an award-winning performance for the actor, who has been starring in films for 20 years and still has not won an Oscar! Though he’s been nominated three times (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993, The Aviator in 2004, and Blood Diamond in 2006), and has starred in Oscar winners Inception and The Departed, the coveted gold statue has eluded poor Leonardo.
He has, however, received recognition for his charitable works, as Leo is a very passionate activist. Just last month he donated $61,000 to GLAAD in support of gay and lesbian rights. He also is an environmentalist, drives only hybrid cars, and is known to take commercial flights rather than charter private jets. We hope someday we’ll wind up sitting next to Jack Dawson — we mean Mr. DiCaprio on a flight!
xx, The FabFitFun Team