Leonardo DiCaprio, The Internet, and You

On November 11th, 2013, Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio turned 39 years of age. 39. That’s one year away from 40. Leo is officially like, an adult. Perhaps the age was jarring because in my mind, he is forever 23 years old. If you do the math (which, I mean, don’t), that brings us to 1997, when he was in Titanic. You guessed it folks – I, like many girls of my generation – was a total Titanic fangirl. I saw it 5 times in the movie theater, purchased every single item of memorabilia (including the script) and wore out tapes 1 & 2 of the VHS copies. In fact, I was so obsessed with Leo himself that I made it a mission to watch every single movie he was in (note to parents: don’t let your 12 year old watch The Basketball Diaries without knowing what it’s about first) and even used the name “Julieta”  in Spanish class as an ode to Romeo + Juliet.

Anyways, because I am a Leo fan, I’ve always remembered his birthday, but I never would have imagined he would have a bash like he did on Sunday. Apparently, Leo is a big rap fan, and invited his FRIEND 2 Chainz to perform. Oh yeah, AND Kanye West.

The party at Tao in NYC ended up being a charity event too, because he raised $3 million for his environmental foundation, so all in all not too shabby. But thanks to social media and the internet, there are plenty of videos and pix to make us *almost* feel like we were there.

Then again, Leo has somehow been a constant presence on the internet, despite the man himself being a more reserved and private celebrity. Case in point: Memes.

Just like it’s difficult to find a person who hates Leo IRL, the internet feels the same adoration for him, by making him the subject of many a meme. So to celebrate Leo in all his glorious 39 years of existence, here are some of the greatest viral items of one of the greatest actors of our generation.

Strutting Leo

The one that stands out the most – strutting Leo. Originally taken while he was on set filming Inception, the folks of the interwebz took this comical pic of Leo and Photoshop him into various other scenes.

Inception Leo

This was taken straight from a scene in Inception where Cobb (Leo) is talking to Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy), but Leo’s reaction face is what got the internet nerds all in a tizzy.

Rage over Leo’s lack of Oscars

Pretty self explanatory. The Academy hates Leo. The Internet hates the Academy.

Bad Luck Leo

In which Jack Dawson looks happy on the outside, but on the inside, his heart is frozen over.

Poppin ‘n Lockin Leo

If this doesn’t convince you to see Wolf of Wall Street, I don’t know what will

Basically, this was just posted everywhere and anywhere and sometimes in wall form.

Time-Travelling Demon Leo

THIS THEORY IS TOO GOOD IT FREAKS ME OUT. *read more here!*

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101 thoughts on “Leonardo DiCaprio, The Internet, and You

  1. Too many pictures… My ovaries can’t take it. Really nice style of writing :) … but seriously, me and Leo need a moment, a little privacy?

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  2. I loved Leo as far back as Growing Pains (i think that’s what it was called lol). Watched every movie he’s been in. He really doesn’t get enough credit. Love this article!

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  3. Leonardo diCarpio is the best actor in my opinion. I really he picks the best projects, mostly serious movies unlike others who picks movies that will progress their stardom. For acting performance, I think the best he’s done was from Revolutionary Road where him and Kate Winslet were yelling at each other :D, but he’s got a lot of competition that year. I really wished he won the from The Aviator. Like you, I baffled how he never get big recognitions for his performances when he’s been to really great movies (The Departed, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo + Juliet). :(

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  4. I’ve very much enjoyed watching Leo’s career progress. The first movie I ever saw him in was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and he played his roll really well. Titanic was of course epic. Great post!

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  5. The actor who never failed to make us enjoy a movie he’s in so much to the point of fighting our desire to re-watch it many times so that we don’t spoil the special feeling drawn from his work. My favorites are: Titanic (of course), Revolutionary Road, Catch Me If You Can (him + Tom Hanks = unbelievable magical chemistry), The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Great Gatsby.

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