Maybe now he'll finally win an Oscar, ha!!
Leonardo DiCaprio led a group of sentimental donors who helped the Academy Foundation purchase a very special pair of shoes — one of the pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
This particular pair meant a lot to the Academy because they're believed to be the ones she clicked in the famous "there's no place like home" scene.
Bob Iger, chair of the capital campaign for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, is super excited about this, saying:
The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world over. This is a transformative acquisition for our collection.
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson is over the moon too:
Leo's passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history. It’s a wonderful gift to the Academy museum project, and a perfect representation of the work we do year-round to preserve and share our film heritage.
Hey, we get it.
Shoes are very important!! U have to have the right ones or UR whole life is a mess!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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