At first I thought I would have to put on an English accent and try a sort of affected Shakespeare thing.
Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.
Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other - they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.
Dad, I really want to become an actor, but if this is what it's all about, I don't want to do it.
Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don't know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I'm a weirdo.
I am friends with Demi. Don't believe anything you read.
I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?
I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.
I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It's crazy.
I get a friend to travel with me... I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone.
I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
I hate it... I feel that when I see myself and these other cute faces, I'm just part of this meat factory.
I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies.
I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.
I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
I really don't know what I'm doing... I don't. It's terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that's all I really do.
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
I was dreading winning. I didn't even plan a speech-I was worried that I would slip up or do something horrible. I was shaking in my seat, putting on a posed smile. Inside I was petrified.
I was expecting a little more from ol' Sharon y'know? I wasn't about to get down and dirty with her, so it was a bit of a let down. Actually, she hurt my lip.
I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.
I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
I've just got to maintain my passion for what I do.
I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship.
If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.
It gets to the point where you're hot, you're hot, and when you're not, you're not. It's so true. I have to slow down soon.
It was the simple fact that there was probably not a cooler character on earth that I could play.
It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you... Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
It's my first sort of commercial attempt, but it made sense for me because I'm not that kind of guy and I'm not going to continue to do that kind of movie.
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.
My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
My dad has always been the bohemian.
My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat.
My mother is a walking miracle.
Playing Arnie was fun because everything I did was spontaneous.
Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.
The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.
The main thing for me is to just live life with my family and friends. They treat me like Leo, not like 'Leonardo, Master Thespian.' That's all I need to keep my sanity.
The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.
Then I saw Keanu Reeves in 'Much Ado About Nothing' and I know if he can do it, I can do it too.
This created world really helped me as an actor. It heightened everything, which made it more dangerous, more interesting and more liberating.
This is my first long-term relationship... and I can't wait to see her at the end of the day. She's the cutest girl in the world.
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.
What I really wanted was to travel and see all the different animals that were on the verge of extinction.
When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.
When I was doing 'This Boy's Life' I wanted to be as old as Robert DeNiro and as experienced as him and have the same respect as he did in that movie.
With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
Leonardo was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World", in May 2007.
In March 2007, Shimon Peres, the Israeli Vice Premier, invited Leo and Bar Refaeli and asked for his help in promoting the peace process in the Middle East and to continue his environmental protection campaign.
In 2005, he created his second spoken word piece entitled Water Planet.
In August 2002, he joined Global Green USA.
In 1998, he donated a room full of computers and equipment to the new Los Feliz Library, built on the site of his childhood home.
His performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, earned him an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 at the age of 19.
In 2002, his Foundation received the Martin Litton Environmental Warrior Award from Environment Now.
He created a spoken word piece entitled Global Warning. It's about Global Warming and Climate Change.
In March 2007, Israeli police arrested two members of Leonardo’s security team after they fought with photographers during a visit to Jerusalem by Leonardo and his girlfriend, Bar Refaeli. While Leonardo and Bar were taking a private tour of the Western Wall tunnels, photographers waited for them to emerge. A fight broke out between the photographers and Leonardo’s minders.
Leonardo has 'adopted' a South African baby girl. He met the girl in an orphanage in South Africa while he was filming Blood Diamond. Leonardo won’t be taking the child home with him, instead, he will continue checking on her progress by chatting to her over the phone and will send her a monthly cheque.
Leonardo is offering financial sponsorship to a young orphan girl he met on the set of Blood Diamond, as well as her orphanage.
Leonardo was required to master a Zimbabwean accent for his role in Blood Diamond, but initially sounded more like an Australian than a Zimbabwean. A dialect coach helped him reach his goal.
Leonardo likes to play basketball, hockey, football, rollerblade, and go surfing.
Leonardo's past girlfriends include: Bijou Phillips, Bridget Hall, Alicia Silverstone, Liv Tyler and Kristen Zang.
Leonardo was ranked #75 in Empire magazine's 'Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time' in October of 1997.
Leonardo was offered the role of Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights in 1997, the same time that he was offered the role as Jack Dawson in the role that he chose to play in Titanic. Mark Wahlberg took on the title role of the porn star in Boogie Nights.
Leonardo dropped out of the lead role as a serial killer in American Psycho, due to a scheduling conflict. Christian Bale stepped into the role in the 2000 movie.
Leonardo was named one of 'The 50 Most Beautiful People In The World' by People magazine in 1997.
Leonardo dated supermodel Gisele Bundchen, from 2002 through 2005.
Leonardo speaks fluent German.
Leonardo's favorite cities are New York City and San Francisco.
Leo's favorite vacation place is in Germany.
Leonardo's favorite actess is Meg Ryan.
Leonardo's favorite car is a '69 Mustang.
Leonardo's favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
Leonardo weighs approximately 140 lbs.
Leonardo was about 21 when they were filming Titanic.
Leonardo was considered for the part as Peter Parker in Spider-Man.
Leonardo supported John Kerry during the 2004 presidential elections, following him on his campaign trail, and making over 80 speeches on his behalf.
Leonardo's father is Italian American and his mother is German American.
Leonardo's step-brother is Adam Farrar.
Leonardo's big break was when he played Jack Dawson in the movie Titanic (1997).
Leonardo has a French Bulldog.
Leonardo was a student at John Marshall High School.
Leonardo was screen tested for the part of Robin in Batman Forever.
Leonardo's first publicity spot was about MILK.
Leonardo is 5' 11" (1.80 m) tall.