While Jacob and I were deciding on what movie to see a few weeks ago, I threw out my first choice, The Wolf of Wall Street. He asked me what it was about, but I only got "That movie with Leonardo DiCaprio" out of my mouth before he cut me off and said, "No. I hate him." Um...what?! After I rattled off a few more of Leo's past movies, he said he didn't like any of them and that this shouldn't be a surprise because guys don't typically like him. I was perplexed. I honestly thought he was a universally loved actor. So I took it to Facebook:
"I just found out that Jacob hates Leonardo DiCaprio (blasphemy!)
and he said most guys can't stand him. Is this true?"
I instantly got ten comments that said, yeah, he sucks. A few people mentioned that he seems like a douche. I can't exactly argue against that. Remember the P*ssy Posse? When he and Tobey McGuire, Kevin Connolly, Lukas Haas, and David Blaine (yes, the "magician") ran around clubbing in NYC in the late '90s? These days he doesn't have to go out, he can just order supermodels. He's dated Kristen Zang, Amber Valetta, Gisele Bundchen, Bar Rafeali, Emma Miller, Madalina Ghenea, Blake Lively, Erin Heartherton, and most recently, Tori Garrn. I imagine he chooses one from a current fashion magazine and asks his manager to arrange a meeting/weekend on an island/yacht and then they're in a relationship for a year or so. Gross, but whatever. Modelizing happens every day, just ask Clooney.
Then some girls started chiming in, saying they didn't like him either. Hold the phone. Girls don't like him? Have they seen Romeo + Juliet?! Ok, yeah, he was like twelve, but so was I when it came out and I fell in love instantly. (I was actually 17 and he was 21). If that didn't work for you, what about Titanic? Who are these crazies? He's definitely lost some sex appeal. His face is weird and his body hasn't been great in at least a decade. But I still remember him like this, which probably makes me a total creep:
Here's what he actually looks like:
I mean, I'd still do him, but I can see why girls are exactly swooning anymore. Regardless of what he looks like, he's a GREAT actor. He chooses good films, works with awesome casts and directors (he and Scorsese are basically BFFs), and brings his A game to each of his roles. I honestly haven't seen a DiCaprio movie I didn't like.
After a while I finally got a few comments that took my side and a friend even said he'd go see The Wolf of Wall Street with me. And guess what? It was an awesome movie and Leo was perfection, as usual. By the way, his body was just fine! Hot even. I definitely enjoyed the fast-paced, hard partying first half more than the slow-moving, downward spiral second half, but the entire movie was really, really good. The rest of the cast was great too, especially Jonah Hill. And I think I have a girl crush on Margot Robbie, who I saw a few months ago in About Time. I don't understand all the complaints about Wolf though. You had to know what you were getting into after watching the trailer, right? People are also offended with the record number of F-bombs in the movie. I didn't really notice. I guess that says a lot about me.
So tell me, how do you feel about Leo?
Do the men in your life feel the same way?