If you’ve seen Wolf of Wall Street, you know there’s pretty much nothing Leonardo DiCaprio CAN’T do!
Well, except for sing and star alongside three sister witches, that is!
Turns out, Leo missed out on being in two CLASSIC movies: Hocus Pocus and Moulin Rouge!
“[I was] offered more money than I ever dreamed of.”
Leo decided to not do Hocus Pocus so that he could instead audition to be in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp!
"I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve. You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there’s one thing I’m very proud of, it’s being a young man who was sticking to my guns.”
The part got Leo his first Academy Award nomination at the age of 19 so, it’s a good thing he stuck to his guns!
And just as Leo sticks to his guns, Australian director Baz Luhrmann stuck to his, when Leo FAILED his audition for Moulin Rouge!
While trying out for the role of Christian (which eventually went to Ewan McGregor) LD proved that his acting talent and his singing talent are on opposite ends of the spectrum!
"To be honest, I’m not really prepared to do a musical, simply because I think I have a pretty atrocious voice. But we had a friendly thing where it was me and [Baz] and a piano player, and we tried to sing a song together. It didn’t go too well. I think it was ‘Lean on Me,’ and when I hit the high note, he just turned to me [and said], 'I don’t know if this conversation should continue.’”
Aw well. He can’t carry a tune but our boy can DEFINITELY carry a movie!
But will he be carrying an Oscar home from the Academy Awards next month?
Our fingers and toes are crossed!