“Sam would sort of yell from the other room, ‘No, Leo really grab her thigh! Really grab her thigh!’ I thought, ‘This is really strange, but I’m gonna go with it.’”
Kate Winslet, talking about filming love scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road, while her husband, Sam Mendes, directed.
December 4, 2008 at 10:01 am by Evil Beet
Time is a thief.Â Russell Crowe has aged.Â Why does he look like Grizzly Adams at the Body of Lies movie premiere today?Â A little Just for Men and a haircut would serve him well.Â Leonardo DiCaprio looks hot…bloated but hot.Â Not a question in my mind he’s a closet potato binger.
These guys are celebrities; I expect them to be Botoxed, plasticÂ and firm…the way nature intended.Â
October 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm by Wendie
Here’s the adorable Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio — the couple we fell in love with in Titanic — sharing the screen again in Revolutionary Road.
Do they still have their on-camera chemistry???
September 22, 2008 at 10:37 am by Evil Beet
I know you guys probably love him. That’s fine. I’m not judging you. But I hate Thomas Brady.
Just look at him. Here with Gisele, his girlfriend. Whatever, dude, that leather jacket makes you look like a member of the West Side Story Jets.
Evidently there was an awkward little moment between Gis, Tom, and Leo last night.
This happens to me all the time. See, I used to have this girlfriend who was nominated for multiple Oscars. But then I started dating this chick who is a tennis pro pulling down seven figures a year. You know how that goes. Then we’d occasionally all show up at the same Jiffy Lube to get our 2003 Hyundai Sonata worked on, including a new air filter, and it would be so very weird. It was like “So, how’s the acting going?” while my new girl toy practiced her backhand, pretending not to be infuriated with me.
But she was.
So yeah, anyway, I loathe this T-Brad guy.
January 22, 2008 at 9:38 am by Spiteful Lars
So, if you haven’t heard by now, Leo DiCaprio and Bar Rafael are dunzo.
So who’s Bar banging now?
None other than pro surfer Kelly Slater. Who, many folks have pointed out, is also who Giselle Bundchen jumped into bed with after she split with the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape star. (Sorry, but everyone else is referring to him as the Titanic star when they write that sentence, and I wanted to be different.)
Isn’t this also the same dude Cameron Diaz ran to when she split with Justin Timberlake?
This guy has the rebound sex routine down pat. He should start teaching seminars.
October 23, 2007 at 9:31 am by Evil Beet
FishbowlLA editor Kate Coe has an interesting article in Grist this week, regarding total hottie Leonardo DiCaprio’s new eco-documentary, The 11th Hour. She attended an LA press conference for the event, and posed a simple, yet challenging, question to Leo and the producers: “Is this a union film?”
The filmmakers seem flummoxed by my question. “It’s a documentary,” they offer. “It’s an independent film.” “It’s so low budget.”
None of which prevents a film from having a union crew, I point out. And having a union crew would seem to fit this film’s progressive agenda.
At this point, the rest of the press seems sort of embarrassed by the exchange — it’s so rude!
Attempting to explain my question, I remind the filmmakers that they just finished talking about how people should be aware of their choices. That they are advising consumers to avoid rainforest wood, sweatshop clothing, and chemical additives. To me, that also means watching films that have been produced in an ethical way.
DiCaprio stresses that any profits he gets from the film will go into nonprofit organizations — which is nice, but Hollywood bookkeeping is notorious for ensuring that even very popular films don’t turn a profit.
The producers then explain that it was just them and the editor and Leo in his mother’s garage, and everyone else was a volunteer. They latch on to this: Volunteers! Good! People really cared! Did we mention it was in Leo’s mother’s garage? The press sheet does include a disclaimer that its long list of credits is not contractual.
Kate goes on to make an interesting point:
So what, you may be thinking. It’s a good cause, and DiCaprio seems like a good guy. If people wanted to volunteer to help him out, what’s the harm? Besides, those Hollywood types can afford to skip a paycheck or two.
That may be true. But as I see it, it’s impossible to discuss — and attack — climate change without addressing issues of social class and economy. Encouraging conscious consumerism without addressing the underlying class and labor issues is irresponsible — no matter how green the product, how progressive the process. And it is, if you ask me, irresponsible to put out an “environmental” film that doesn’t quite follow the rules.
Rules like this:
* According to Kate McGuire of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, no one may work without pay (volunteer) for any organization other than a registered nonprofit or a state agency. Nor may any volunteer take the place of any paid worker.
* The Directors Guild of America confirms that no DGA member may work without pay on any production, volunteer or not, and that the Guild was not approached by the production company to work out a low- or no-budget contract option. IATSE (the technicians’ union), the Teamsters, the Writers Guild — all have similar provisions, and none was approached by the production.
* The Screen Actors Guild is tough on members who violate the bylaws — some even get expelled. DiCaprio, as a SAG member, worked on this film under a union contract made with Eleventeen Productions, an arm of Tree Media Group, the Conners sisters’ production company. His Pension & Welfare benefits were paid, as well. Other union members may not have been so lucky.