From his quick stint as a troubled youth on ‘Growing Pains’ (well, as troubled as a character on ‘Growing Pains could be – even the Christmas Eve robber left the gifts outside the front door, the wimpy failure), Mr. DiCaprio has captured the sighs of young ladies, and some young gentlemen no doubt, over the past two-plus decades. Cemented by his romantic turn in ‘Titanic’, and emboldened by his penchant for supermodels, he was Hollywood’s Hot Star for quite a while. For me, he’s never quite grown up past that ‘Growing Pains’ role – he’ll always be that kid – and I still have trouble accepting him as a grown-up, even as he’s come such a long way (loved ‘Inception’ and ‘The Departed’). So for me, the thought of him playing Jay Gatsby is almost unfathomable. But I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, and go in with as open a mind as I can muster for the film version of one of my favorite books.
Along those lines, he’ll never be sexy to me. Check out his waif-like form in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ and you’ll see why. Amazing acting, but nothing too hot about him. Personal opinion, of course. There will always be those who love a twink. This is for them, and for all the Leo-lovers.Back to Blog