To a lot of people, Leonardo DiCaprio – we will call him Leo – can do no wrong. He’s arguably one of the best actors of his time and he’s always talking about environmental issues in some capacity. So, for some of the pictures that we’ve included in this article, we really had to dig deep to get to the good stuff – the kind of stuff that Leo doesn’t want us to see or know. We’ve included some of Leo’s most awkward and less flattering moments, of course, but we also wanted to get to the core of who Leo might be as a person to get a sense of the pictures that he actually wouldn’t want you to see.
He’s very private, so this was not an easy task. From what we’ve gathered in the interviews he’s done, Leo has a deep desire to contribute to the world, which has manifested itself in his various environmental endeavors. According to him, he’s not an extravagant person. But is this just an image that he has cultivated and nothing more? At the end of the day, is he just a vapid celebrity even though he says he isn’t? You will have to read on to find out. With that, here are 15 pictures Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t want you to see.
15. Snubbing Lady Gaga?
Okay, so we admit that everyone’s probably already seen this picture since it was turned into not only a trending topic at the time but also became an Internet meme after the 2015 Golden Globes. The awkward moment, in which Leonardo DiCaprio is seen making an awkward face when Lady Gaga bumps into him on her way up to the stage, was a highlight at the event. People speculated that perhaps Leo wasn’t a Lady Gaga fan or that he looked “freaked out” by her. Nevertheless, DiCaprio eventually clarified what happened, saying that “I just didn’t know what was passing me, that’s all!” and also that “It’s amazing what goes viral these days.” There weren’t any hard feelings between the two and Leo also said the two joked about it later. The meme is actually kind of funny for some reason, though, so if you haven’t already seen it, we suggest you do.
14. His Acting In Titanic
You may be surprised to see a picture of the iconic Jack and Rose on this list, the role that turned Leonardo DiCaprio into a superstar. However, DiCaprio would rather leave the role in the past. He has said that “I’m not haunted by it but it certainly follows me. I’ve been to the Amazon and people with no clothes on – and I’m not exaggerating – know about that film. I’ve accepted it.” You can see that it clearly pains DiCaprio to think back on the role – so much so that he did not attend the premiere of Titanic 3D, even though both Kate Winslet and James Cameron attended. But why would Leo have such a bad taste in his mouth? Cameron later revealed that DiCaprio was very embarrassed of his acting, saying, “He couldn’t believe it. He said to me, ‘I’m such a young punk. Look at me.’ He was practically crawling under the seat. It was a good moment.”
13. Awkward Encounters
Everyone loves a good awkward photo and this is just one of many for poor old Leonardo DiCaprio. Thankfully the rest of us do not have to relive our awkward moments for years to come. This photo of DiCaprio meeting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is particularly cringeworthy (somewhere the handshake just went way off course. The two are practically touching noses. Actually, they may be touching noses. And then there’s the loving placement with DiCaprio’s arms on Kerry’s hips. Where did it all go wrong? It makes us ask the question, is Leo an awkward dude? If so, it’s completely okay, we just would like to know. Actually, upon further research, we discovered that this was one of many awkward celebrity encounters involving Mr. Kerry. In any case, this photo is definitely a little embarrassing and probably one DiCaprio doesn’t want you to see.
12. Living An Extravagant Lifestyle
Sure, the majority of people in Hollywood lead extravagant lifestyles. The problem is that Leonardo DiCaprio said in the past that he’s not an extravagant person. He must like that aspect of himself, otherwise he would not have mentioned it. He said, “I don’t really have many extravagances. I don’t fly private jets and I don’t have bodyguards and I don’t buy crazy things. I have a couple of houses here and there. I bought a very expensive watch, and I am going to buy a really expensive movie poster, the original for The Thief of Bagdad (1940). I love movie posters.” Now we see this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In addition to his private jet, a private island in Belize (we will give him credit for trying to create an eco-friendly resort on it) he also has more luxury houses than we can even really count. He loves to sail on huge yachts and go on vacation constantly. As one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, we would expect this kind of behavior from a movie star, but you can’t call yourself not a very extravagant person, Leo. That may have been true in the past, but he’s definitely given in to the movie star lifestyle.
11. Caught In A Crotch Hug
Do people still say awkward sauce? Either way, that description definitely fits the picture above, so we’ll go with it. Sometimes, we have to thank the paparazzi for capturing such gems like this one, which was taken on the red carpet. The fan is embarrassingly close to DiCaprio’s nether regions, managing to stay there for a moment or two before the security guards took him away. It definitely caught DiCaprio off guard, which is made clear if you look at the pictures proceeding this one. Although Leo is laughing (probably awkwardly), you can tell that he is quite uncomfortable (we don’t blame him!) with his stiff pose. It makes us cringe just looking at it. Everything about this photo is plain awkward, from the distance between the fan’s face and Leo’s junk to the placement of Leo’s right hand! It turns out his fan loves to get up close and personal with celebs, from trying to grab Bradley Cooper to kissing Will Smith.
10. Unflattering Moments
Poor Leo. This is definitely not the most flattering of photos. It’s kind of awkward, too, but it does make us LOL, so we will give Leo a few extra brownie points. This picture was just one in a series of photos when DiCaprio had taken time off due to exhaustion. Perhaps Leo wasn’t feeling his best? In 2013, he took off an entire two years from acting before he filmed The Revenant. How nice it is that Hollywood stars can take time off whenever they please, right? Le sigh. Now, DiCaprio did film three movies in a row, the last of which was The Wolf of Wall Street which we’re sure wasn’t easy. DiCaprio said he was completely “worn down” after. In that time, he said he was going to focus on the environment, which we admit, is a good use of his time.
9. Just Like His Hero
Leonardo DiCaprio does not want to be a Hollywood heartthrob. We can see where he’s coming from, but then again, it is always the most beautiful people who will tell you these things. DiCaprio wants to be respected, among the greats like Jack Nicholson (above) and Robert De Niro. He doesn’t want to be thought of as a piece of meat, which is exactly why he doesn’t want you to see this picture. On the topic of being a heartthrob, DiCaprio said that “I hate being selected as ‘Babe of the Month’ and being called ‘hunk’…. I feel when I see myself in that, and these other cute faces, that I’m just part of this meat factory, like, “Wow! Here’s the hunk of the month! … That’s definitely not what I want to be, and I’ve tried real hard to get away from that whole situation.” Although he definitely was considered a heartthrob after his iconic role as Jack on Titanic, he was almost an even bigger heartthrob after nearly being cast on Baywatch as The Hoff/Mitch Buchanon son’s Hobie – a role he would have never been able to escape. He can thank The Hoff and his superficialness for that one, as he thought the 15-year-old DiCaprio was too old to play his son.
8. Looking Absolutely Ridiculous
Nobody wants to look ridiculous. And definitely not Leonardo DiCaprio. One look at this photo and his cheeks would surely be a shade of red. He is everything in his picture that he never wanted to be – namely, a Hollywood hunk. Look at that pose! But not only is he supposed to have that Hollywood hunk vibe, but he also looks absolutely ridiculous while doing it (not to mention awkward as well). Look at that cheetah print! Look at that open shirt and pink tie combination. This is gold. It’s almost too good to be true. It could easily be a parody of itself. We have a feeling that good ol’ Leo doesn’t mind looking a bit awkward from time to time – he has said himself that he isn’t “trendy” or “cool.” But this one? He would hate it. Leo does not want you to see this picture – ever.
7. Poster Boy For “Dad Bod”
Alright, we admit it. We fully acknowledge that we’re hitting below the belt by bringing up Leonardo DiCaprio’s body, but it wasn’t us who made him the poster boy for “Dad Bod” just a few years ago, even though he is without children. For those who are not in the know, Urban Dictionary describes a “Dad Bod” as “softly round.” Essentially, it is someone who doesn’t care about staying in shape now that they have kids. But what’s Leo’s excuse? For his late thirties/early forties or whenever this photo was taken, sure, Leo probably looks pretty good for his age. Ultimately, there’s really two ways to approach this photo. Leo has either let himself go and should switch that bottle of beer for a bottle of water, or you could say that he simply doesn’t give AF about trying to be among Hollywood’s hottest, which also says something. What do you think? Then again, we do have to ask: would Leo look twice at a woman with a “Mom bod”? For someone whose type is “22-year-old model,” we are going to go ahead and give that a firm: no.
6. His Playboy Ways Exposed
Leonardo DiCaprio tries to keep his private life relatively private. If you didn’t know any better, you might think of DiCaprio as being somewhat of a respected person in Hollywood. His private life, however, is a little more scandalous. There is nothing Leo loves more than a twenty-something model. Indeed, Leo is cultivating a playboy image that gets stronger with each passing year. He has had few relationships that have actually lasted more than a year, with a few exceptions, most notably his former relationships with Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli. Either way, this is probably not something Leo wants to be known for. Sure, he might have reveled in the idea ten or twenty years ago, but at almost 42 years old, the playboy thing must be more than a little embarrassing. Isn’t he a little tired of all of those meaningless relationships? And by the way, is that a vape, or the wacky stuff? Who knows, but that model thinks he’s awfully funny. Surrounded by these “yes-[wo]men” he’s more of a hedonist than an environmentalist for sure. Not that he listens to what they think– according to LipStickAlley he vapes and wears headphones during the deed.
5. Dating Yet Another Younger Model
You may be familiar with Leonardo DiCaprio’s obsession with dating 20-something models. It’s almost like a fetish at this point since he literally does not date outside of this. There was Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Toni Garrn, Erin Heatherton and Kelly Rohrbach to name only a few. It was no surprise when it was revealed he was dating yet another model nearly two decades younger than him, this time the 24-year-old Nina Agdal, a Danish model most known for her appearance in the Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s ad in the 2013 Super Bowl, as well as in Sports Illustrated – in fact, she gained a lot of attention when she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover alongside Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge. Now, there’s nothing wrong with dating younger models, but it does suggest that he may be kind of superficial given that he seems to date one kind of woman. Nevertheless, the two have been dating since May of 2016 and since then, they have been seen all around the world, from Malibu and the Hamptons to Mykonos and Mexico.
4. Mental Breakdown?
Leonardo DiCaprio has said in the past that “acting like an idiot” is his therapy. During his two-year break from acting, citing exhaustion, he said that “I take what I do very seriously when I’m on the set that’s all I focus on. So my vice is to hang out with my friends, talk about absolutely nothing of importance and act like a complete idiot.” While there are certainly a lot of worse things he could be doing, there are perhaps darker underpinnings to this seemingly silly photo of DiCaprio running with a squirt gun in hand, which went to inspire a lot of memes, naturally. The photo did actually happen to be taken during his two-year break. Was DiCaprio’s mental health okay? Was he unraveling before our very eyes in the way of most child stars? We will never know. What we do know that is DiCaprio seems to be on track – for now.
3. Flying On Private Jets
When he isn’t eating bison liver for films like The Revenant, he’s doing a lot of environmental-related things, like giving speeches at the UN Paris Agreement or producing documentaries like Before the Flood. And, you know, flying around on a private jet. While critics have been talking about him flying on private jets and sailing on yachts for years – for both business and pleasure – when he flew 8,000 miles on a private jet to receive an environmental award, well, it’s more than a little hypocritical. Really? Come on, Leo. What do you expect us to say? Private jets release more than 37 times the amount of carbon emissions than regular commercial flights, by the way. This is yet another example of how Leo likes to take the moral high ground but doesn’t actually live that way himself. While we think it’s great that he talks publicly about the environment, his message is more than a little undermined when he’s flying around on private jets in the meantime.
2. Leo and GF’s Nude Leaks
We combined these two things (Leo’s nude pictures and his girlfriend’s nude pictures) into one post because there isn’t a lot known about Leo’s full-frontal, nude pics that were almost published by Playboy. Indeed, back in 1998, Playgirl was set to publish full-frontal images of a nude DiCaprio that they had gotten from the set of Titanic (inset). These were pictures he definitely did not want to be seen because he ended up suing the magazine over it. The two parties eventually settled the case but the amount was never disclosed. Nevertheless, we all know how much Leo hates being considered a hunk of meat, so those pictures would have haunted him, and rightfully so. And what about all of those nude pictures of his current girlfriend, Nina Agdal? We can assume that given the two have been dating for 8 months already, he is probably somewhat protective of his girlfriend’s assets. As a Sports Illustrated model, however, that is nothing but a pipe dream.
1. Carbon Footprint: The Hypocrite Memes
Uh oh, perhaps Mr. DiCaprio is not as environmentally friendly as he thinks he is – or you know, what he wants you to think he is. He is one of those people that talk a good game. He claims he is a “CarbonNeutral citizen,” planting thousands of trees each year to offset his carbon emissions which he pegs at 11 tons per year. Critics, however, aren’t buying it. If we consider that he took 20 trips on a private jet in 2014, that alone would have generated 44 tons of gas and that’s not accounting for anything else. He kind of deserves all the memes, don’t you think? He definitely wasn’t very impressed when Forbes published that piece in March of 2016, calling him out for his bull. Unfortunately, Leo just can’t say no to the toys, whether it’s private jets or private yachts. He even rented the 5th biggest yacht in the world to watch The World Cup in 2014. What do you think? Should Leo live that movie star life or is his environmentally-friendly message diminished in the midst of his gas guzzling lifestyle?
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