He's a smart guy that Leonardo DiCaprio.
While he goes to his fair share of parties, it's safe to say that Leo mostly stays out of the limelight and focuses on his career.
He said recently of River Phoenix who tragically died from a drug overdose in 1993, before Leo's star was officially on the rise:
"When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Think of all those early great performances — My Own Private Idaho. Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night, I was at this Halloween party, and he passed me. He was beyond pale — he looked white. Before I got a chance to say hello, he was gone, driving off to the Viper Room, where he fell over and died.
That's a lesson."
It certainly is and one that many young stars with great potential don't seem to learn! We're looking at you, Lohan!
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