Leonardo DiCaprio Nearly Let Go of "Titanic" Position?!: Rewind

Typically, fact is stranger than fiction.

In relation to Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film, Licorice Pizza, there's star energy all over the place you flip. From Sean Penn and Maya Rudolph to Bradley Cooper and Alana Haim, the casting alone is sufficient to get any film fan intrigued.

However because the coming-of-age flick performs in choose theatres, some moviegoers could spot Leonardo DiCaprio's father, George, making a cameo. In a brand new interview with The New York Occasions journalist Kyle Buchanan, Paul defined the way it all got here to be.

"I created an image of a man who owned a wig store that bought these water beds, and I could not put my finger on it," he recalled. "I stored saying, ‘Who do I do know that appears like this?' And like a bolt of lightning, I bear in mind, like, ‘Leo's dad appears to be like precisely like this.'"

After he tracked George down," Paul was delighted to seek out out that the 78-year-old author was inquisitive about being a part of the mission.

"He mentioned, ‘Positive.' I defined the state of affairs to him," Paul recalled. "He mentioned, ‘Sounds nice. Did Leo let you know that I owned a water mattress firm?' It was referred to as Foggy Backside."

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And identical to that, Paul knew he was headed in the fitting route.

"It was a kind of issues," he defined. "I mentioned, ‘Effectively, you are the fitting man for the job.'"

Whereas Leonardo stands out as the largest film star in his household, he has at all times been fast to thank his dad and mom for all their help in his profession.

"My dad at all times instructed me, ‘Go on the market, son, and no matter you do, I do not care if you happen to're profitable or not, simply have an attention-grabbing life. Simply be completely satisfied to place your pants on within the morning,'" Leonardo recalled to Parade in 2016. "I consider I am doing that."

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