Leonardo DiCaprio Was Almost in Hocus Pocus and Our Childhoods Are a Lie

Hocus Pocus will always be a Halloween classic, but there is one thing that could have changed it completely: Leonardo DiCaprio. The film’s director, Kenny Ortega, explained to Entertainment Weekly that the Oscar-winning actor, who was 19 at the time, was actually one of the first people to audition for the lead role of Max, aka the virgin who lights the black candle and wakes up the Sanderson sisters.

«The [casting] ladies called me up and they said, ‘We’re sending you an actor today but he’s not available but you’re going to fall in love with him but you can’t have him.’ I’m like, ‘Why are you teasing me?'» Ortega recalled. «They were like, ‘You need to see this guy because he’ll inspire you and if nothing else, he’ll help you find the right guy to play Max.’ And they send me in a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who I completely and absolutely fall in love with.»

While DiCaprio eventually turned down the role to star in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, the film that would earn him his first of many Oscar nominations, his audition did help Ortega find the perfect fit for Max. «Obviously, he left and incredible things happened for that young man and to this day, but meeting him awakened me to the kind of spirit and fun and sincerity that I was looking for in an actor,» Ortega said of DiCaprio’s audition. «When Omri Katz came around, I fell in love again and he was our Max.»

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Soon Be Our President — Just in a Movie, Sadly

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After a brief hiatus following his Academy Award-winning performance in The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio has a lot going on. The 42-year-old actor is currently working on three movies with Martin Scorsese, one of which he is also producing. In addition to The Black Hand, a mafia movie, and Killers of the Flower Moon, a crime thriller, DiCaprio will also be portraying Theodore Roosevelt in a biopic.

According to Deadline, Roosevelt was picked up by Paramount Pictures. DiCaprio is especially interested in playing the former president after having previously tried to make this biopic happen several years ago. Unfortunately it just didn’t work out at the time, but now it’s back on track.

Though DiCaprio previously portrayed J. Edgar Hoover, he’s yet to play a president. As the nation’s 26th president at the start of the 20th century, Roosevelt was known for being a rugged outdoorsman with a focus on conservation and the national parks system. Sound familiar? With his passion for the environment and slightly similar build, we can’t imagine a more perfect casting.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is A Model Multi-Tasker

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It wasn’t that long ago that Leonardo DiCaprio was working his way, one by one, through the nation’s supply of underwear models. Then it appeared he had reached the end of all the models and was starting back at one’s he’s already wined, dined, and sixty-oned (it’s where a lazy Leo pretends to participate in a 69, but he just ends up laying there like a slug). Last week Leo was seen on a date with Toni Garrn. A few days before he was seen on a date with a newer model Lorena Rae.

TMZ says that happened again, except this time it happened on the same day.

On Wednesday, Leo was seen on what appeared to be a date with Lorena Rae in NYC. Their date reportedly ended around 8pm. Leo got on his phone and within minutes, Toni Garrn showed up. Leo and Toni went out for dinner and a bike ride back to her place at around 10pm.

No word on what happened after that, but my guess is Leo returned home and summoned his butler Lukas Haas, instructing him to draw a soothing epsom salt bath. Leo deserved it. Hooking up with two models in one night without them overlapping in a dramatic The Boy Is Mine-style showdown is hard work.

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Warner Bros. Reportedly Wants Leonardo DiCaprio For That Joker Origin Movie

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It’s AMAZING what you can find on Google by merely typing in “bad Joker cosplay.” Hollywood is desperately trying to forget Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker as an annoying Manic Panic addict with a melanin deficiency in the execrable Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. is trying to make a Todd Phillips-directed origin story for the Joker, and Martin Scorsese is reportedly on board to executive-produce it (!!!) in hopes of a quality, classy production. Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are claiming that they want Victoria’s Secret model vetter and frequent Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. This flick was supposed to feature a “young” pre-Joker. Have they changed the synopsis to a forty-something dude who decides to bedevil Batman as a solution to his midlife crisis?

No offer has officially been made to Leo as of yet, and he hasn’t said anything about it. The Joker flick would be his first since his lifelong thirst for an Oscar was sated by being half-devoured by a bear in 2015’s The Revenant.

Marty Scorsese hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet, either. But Warner Bros. supposedly wants to elevate their DC Comics universe movies to award-worthy levels. Even lauded Wonder Woman-director Patty Jenkins is shaking her head at that hilarious idea.

But what about that Suicide Squad spinoff flick they were supposedly making with Jared Leto, once again cosplaying Joker as driven crazy by the fact that he has to wear braces, and Margot Robbie as his irritating girlfriend Harley Quinn? That seems to still be a go, which would give us multiple Jokers. Like how they have TV Flash versus the upcoming movie Flash! Except it will be high on himself actor Joker vs. high on himself actor Joker. Well, Mr. Leto is not pleased by this turn of events. There’s only one Joker and he listens to nu-metal and drives a really cool car! The Hollywood Reporter says:

Leto is said to have made his displeasure with the notion of multiple Jokers known to his CAA agents, and rival agency WME has been using the concern to court him.

Look at all the ripples in the greedy-as-hell Hollywood pond this movie is making! It hasn’t even been written yet! By the time they’re through whittling the concept down and making it completely unrecognizable so everybody’s happy, it will probably star North West as Joker’s long lost grand-niece Funny Girl, and she’ll probably be battling a Transformer.

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Blake Lively Sent Leonardo DiCaprio Doll Pics While They Dated

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And we’re not talking pussycat! Vanity Fair has this giant volume on the history of Gossip Girl to commemorate the tenth anniversary from when it first aired. If you read it, you’d think it got M*A*S*H* kind of ratings instead of being the CW’s first swing at the television piñata. You’d also think it should have been called BLAKE LIVELY!!! (and a bunch of nobody teen actors). They really focus in on Blake.

I had to go check Blake’s Wikipedia page because its “Blake Lively had quit acting” opener made it sound like she was in her late 40s and scraping by with a job at a Denny’s by LAX when she wasn’t getting passed over at auditions to be an extra in a commercial for a 1-900 number. But she was 18, fresh from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and gearing up to go to Columbia.

Vanity Fair sort of breezes through the rest of the cast in order to get right to Blake Lively, and thank GOD they did, because we found out some weird-ass dating ritual Blake would do with her one-time boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio. Blake was filming a movie and, because she’s the only person on the cast who mattered, they shifted Gossip Girl production to Los Angeles to accommodate her. While there, she, erm, well…we aren’t sure what she was doing:

“We learned a lot from Blake,” [Joshua] Safran said. “When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating [DiCaprio] at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”

What the hell were you learning, that Leo might be into doll play? And are we talking Flat Stanley kind of stuff, where you’re supposed to take a photo of everywhere you take him? Like, “Hi, Leo! Here are Fake Blake and Real Blake at the craft service table! Don’t worry, we won’t eat that non-organic sleeve of Oreos. Blech!” Or was this doll the blow-up variety that you get at a “bookstore” by the airport? Why didn’t you use some of your investigative journalism chops on THAT, Vanity Fair?!

Actually, depending on the lighting, it could be hard to tell the difference between plastic fake Blake and real Blake. So maybe she was just trying to hold on to Leo by showing him that he was getting a two-for-one special on blondes by dating her? That’s a better deal than Chili’s at happy hour!

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25 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Gave You Stomach Cramps From Laughing Too Hard

For being such a serious actor, Leonardo DiCaprio sure knows how to make us laugh. When he’s not bum-rushing pal Jonah Hill on the streets of NYC or tying a plastic bag on his belt loop for safekeeping, he’s texting Jennifer Lopez about the club and fashioning himself a Project Runway-worthy beach towel look. Here are 25 times Leo made you laugh, even though we highly doubt he meant to.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Reportedly Dating Yet Another Model

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Nearly three months after splitting from model Nina Agdal, it appears Leonardo DiCaprio is already moving on. According to Page Six, the 42-year-old Oscar winner has been hanging out with 23-year-old German model Lorena Rae. On Monday, Leo was spotted having lunch with Lorena and another friend at Hillstone restaurant in NYC. «They seem like an item,» a source told the publication. «They walked out together, he pulled down his hat over his eyes.» Another insider also reportedly saw them at MoMA PS1 later in the day.

While their relationship may be fairly new, it appears Leo and Lorena have known each other for quite some time now. In late May, Lorena was photographed hanging out with Leo and his friends in Monaco, though his rep denied the rumors, insisting they were «not dating.» Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Leonardo da Vinci

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Daddy Warbucks for the panty model set Leonardo DiCaprio will portray the universal genius painter and inventor of everything in a film adaption of author Walter Issacson’s Leonardo da Vinci. Look for a modern take on da Vinci’s story sort of in the vein of Demi Moore shredding The Scarlett Letter so it had a happy ending (?!?). Leonardo’s Leonardo will surely be surrounded by young, Renaissance-era maidens in chainmail lingerie while accompanied by a coterie of middle-aged pussy hunting douches who aren’t quite on his level of fame. Will Lukas Haas be playing Mona Lisa?

Deadline tells us that Paramount engaged in a fierce battle with Universal for the rights to the book. It ultimately went for 7 figures. It was snagged to be a star vehicle for Leo, and it will be produced by his production company, Appian Way. Paramount Pictures has been on life support for the past couple of years (think Allied, Ben-Hur, Zoolander 2, and something called Monster Trucks which apparently cost all the money to make and have you ever heard of it?). Supposedly this will be part of their rebound plan. Can’t you just picture the Burger King tie-in cups? Will da Vinci be working out of Avengers Tower?

The previously Oscar-thirsty Leonardo finally won the Best Actor Oscar for 2015’s The Revenant. But you know he wants all of those statues. So look for his Leonardo da Vinci to be brutally trounced by a pissed-off feminist bear somewhere between the invention of the helicopter and The Last Supper.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Could Have Won Project Runway With This Creative Beach Towel Style

Leonardo DiCaprio is currently vacationing in the South of France with his pack of friends (and, of course, a group of gorgeous women) and was spotted hanging out on a yacht wearing a stunning beach towel design on Thursday. Seriously, he would have crushed it on Project Runway. Between this avant-garde design and that inventive plastic bag display, we might need to get ready for Leo’s Fashion Week debut.

The Oscar winner is in St.-Tropez to host a gala for his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; on Wednesday, he reunited with BFF Kate Winslet and their fellow Titanic costar Billy Zane to raise money for a young mother in the UK to pay for her cancer treatment. They also auctioned off a private dinner with the two of them! Will you be copying Leo’s styling hack this Summer?

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane Had a Titanic Reunion of Epic Proportions

Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane had a Titanic reunion of epic proportions for a charity auction in St. Tropez on Wednesday. Billy shared a photo of the trio on Instagram and paid tribute to their philanthrophic efforts with his caption, writing, «Gangs back together. Now we’re saving icebergs. Go figure.» It was announced earlier this week that Kate and Leo would be auctioning off a private dinner with the two of them to one lucky fan for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and will benefit a GoFundMe campaign that aims to help a young mother in the UK pay for her cancer treatment.

Titanic will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year and has so many magical moments to look back on. We hate to make an overdone joke here, but this reunion is really making our hearts go on.

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