Leonardo DiCaprio tried to get with Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, of course

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio covers the February issue of August magazine, which is a men’s style rag that I’ve never heard of. The cover isn’t the most flattering shot of Leo, but you can see the rest of the shoot, which is slightly better, at Just Jared. I’ll get to some interview excerpts in a moment, but first I wanted to talk about a brand new story about single Leo on the prowl. When he broke up with Erin Heatherton last November, Leo reportedly dated co-star Margot Robbie immediately afterwards, but we haven’t heard much about Margot in at least a month. Since then, Leo has announced an indefinite break from acting, which means that he’s been yachting with Naomi Campell and friends as well as taking time to shoot a Jack Daniels commerical.

In addition, Leo has also apparently been trying to find a new model girlfriend. By now, it’s kind of a joke that Leo’s M.O. consists of ordering his giflfriends from the Victoria’s Secret catalog. He’s been with Gisele Bunchen, Bar Refaeli, and Erin, and rumor has it that he and Miranda Kerr have been flirty and cozy together too. So who else’s dog-eared lingerie shots has Leo been fondling in the bathroom? Well, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley for one, and Jason Statham isn’t having it at all. Here are the details:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may be gorgeous but she is very much taken, not that Jason Statham’s girlfriend’s relationship status seemed to bother Leonardo DiCaprio who apparently was spotted trying to chat up the stunning model!

An insider at Harvey Weinstein’s Golden Globes after party has told Now Magazine that ladies man Leo tried to make a move for model Rosie. Hardman Jason, who has been dating Rosie for almost three years, soon shut down the flirting though:

“After some small talk, Leo introduced Rosie to his posse and poured her a glass of bubbly. She seemed interested, but unaware that Leo was smitten,” the source alleges. “When Jason spotted his gal with Leo, he summoned her to his side and didn’t let her out of his sight for the rest of the evening.”

Undeterred, confirmed bachelor Leo apparently just moved onto to another hot girl to continue his flirting. Taking things in his stride, Leo soon made a play for another hot girl.

[From Entertainmentwise]

Atta boy, Jason. The dude might not make movies about thinking, but he’s not stupid. Leo’s reputation as a modelizer definitely precedes him, and if he tries this stunt again, Jason would easily be able to kick Leo’s ass into next July. How funny. Now back to Leo’s interview with August Man, and here are some excerpts:

Why he loves acting: “It’s always an eternal sort of mystery in making movies, and that’s the great fun, challenge, and excitement about doing what I do. As an actor, I do everything possible to tell a great story in a truly artistic way, but at the end of the day you never know how critics and audiences are going to respond.”

On getting older: “I guess the big 4-0 hasn’t entered my consciousness yet. I believe it’s very important to look back on the choices you’ve made and re-analyse where you want your life to go and the things you want to do as an individual. I came from a lower middle-class background where, for me, being an actor never seemed like an achievable dream. Once I got my first opportunity to work on a movie, it’s really been a mad rush to fulfil that dream.”

His goals for the future: “My goal is to keep doing great work? I haven’t stopped yet and hopefully the work will never stop. While I’m here, I will always have that drive to not only produce great work, but to make a difference in the world.”

His back-up career plan “In my adult life, my environmental work and activism remain a priority. I created a foundation that focuses on raising public awareness of the very important issues concerning our planet, our environment, and the impact we as people have on the world we live in? It is not only an extremely fulfilling and gratifying learning experience, but has also taken me to some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world.”

[From August Man]

I know that Leo is commonly regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation, but it’s still a bit jarring to see that he also sees himself that way with the “great work” comment. I’d wonder whatever happened to humility, but I guess Leo’s early success and lucky dovetail into Martin Scorsese’s waiting arms (after Robert DeNiro proved to be such a disappointment during recent decades) means that he never has to worry about not having the luxury of choosing from quality scripts.

Just for kicks, here are some older covers from Leo’s appearances in the July 2010 and August 2011 issues of August Man. His face has changed rather rapidly in just a few years, right?

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Photos courtesy of August Man

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  1. lexy says:

    Seriously…Rosie Huntington Whitely?
    I thought he was into attractive women?

    Oh actually… The Gisele part proved that wrong…

  2. mkyarwood says:

    Hm. I will always love him in Romeo and Juliet, but this guy is gross. He should take an indefinite leave.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    The “great work” comment actually seemed to me to be more about working with quality directors and scripts. He consistently does high-end work, and that’s a rare position for an actor to be in.

    He seems so smart and lovely in interviews, but the revolving door of models just dumbs him down so much. It just makes me think less of him, which I don’t want to do.

    • Apsutter says:

      Agreed. At this point I don’t think he needs to downplay his career because he has done some really good work. Plus I appreciate him saying it that way because I hate false modesty (Swifty/Anne Hatheway). He must get sooo many scripts sent to him. Hope he appreciates that now because it won’t last forever.

  4. Becky says:

    I can’t remember a single movie since Tiatnic that Leo wasn’t great in. Even before Titanic, I can’t think of a poor performance.

  5. ????? says:

    Here is a wild idea! Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley is good friends with Leo`s ex, Erin Heatherton. Maybe he wasn`t making a movie just chatted her up since they know each other? I mean Rosie has a long time boyfriend who was also at the event. I doubt Leo is that dumb to make his move when Jason S. is around…

  6. mln76 says:

    He has innate talent and charisma but he’s a cold bastard and arrogant and sometimes that comes through in his performances (although personally I thought he was the best part of Django Unchained).
    Somehow I don’t think the next year or two he is taking off to screw models on the Mediterranean will breed any emotional depth in him to translate onto the screen.

  7. keats says:

    ‘The worlds most responsible celebrity.’ Ok, I like Leo and that made me roll my eyes. To myself.

  8. bea says:

    Someone else nailed it when they said that baby-faced men don’t age well. He isn’t (and never has been) attractive to me. As for his acting skills…..let’s just say he’s no DDL

    I do like the term you coined “modelizer”

    RHW is very beautiful. If I had her looks, I’d pass on both of them.

  9. Boo says:

    I can’t with him anymore. He is just one big cliche now. Midlife crisis incarnate.

  10. Zigggy says:

    I hated Shutter Island and Inception- I used to think he was in good movies, but now I don’t trust that he is.

  11. good_as_gold says:

    He’s so predictable (rolls eyes).

    Him and Clooney would both make a psychologist’s field day.

    • Irishae says:

      I’m surprised there’s no Bowie-Jagger flings going around these circles. I mean, they’ve gone through every model/groupie/actress/cocktail waitress available. Surely it’s past the time for Leo and George to just accept that they’re meant for each other.

  12. Micki says:

    Hm, so he was SO “smitten” that moved immedeately “onto to the next hot girl”…Relax Jason…

    About his “great work”.That’s pretty subjective but I like his films post Titanic and what’s for sure- he doesn’t offer Adam Sandler’s BS, so …yes it’s great work.

  13. booboocita says:

    He works with great directors and great scripts, which says a great deal about his intelligence and ability to make good choices for himself. That being said … sorry, but I’ve long thought that he was the most overrated actor to come out of Hollywood in decades. I can’t think of a single role he’s played in which he’s moved me half as much as, say, Gosling in Blue Valentine, Clooney in The Descendants, or Matt Damon in Contagion. He (DiCaprio) makes all the right faces, and all the right noises, but I just don’t feel any soul there. (Apologies to DiCaprio fans; just my opinion.)

  14. AlbC says:

    Camdice Swanopael: Get ready for your turn!

  15. Bonnie says:

    I love him. He still looks good to me. When he ages and goes gray I think he’ll look even better. Mmmmm.

  16. LL says:

    He’d be such a great catch if he didn’t have a thing for 20-year-old leggy blond models (don’t forget about Black Lively!).

  17. Lila says:

    Man, is he suicidal? Jason Statham is in amazing shape. I would not mess with his girl.

  18. Laly says:

    Leo is absolutely gorgeous i find him very sexy and I prefer the older Leo I guess because he’s more mature and looks very manly <3 I think he's one of the best actors out there and people love him – which is why he is so famous. It's really mean when people here say he's arrogant he's not. He's actually a really kind person – people who speak badly of him are just bullies who are jealous of ho's lifestyle.

  19. SRobin says:

    The 2010 cover looks really photoshopped – hence the difference. Besides, it’s all for the better anyway.

    And yes, the models are a bit turnoff but really, I don’t care if he has a harem of models all the time if he just keeps bringing the goods on the screen.

  20. Turtle Dove says:

    “So who else’s dog-eared lingerie shots has Leo been fondling in the bathroom? Well, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley for one, and Jason Statham isn’t having it at all.”

    Sorry, but I don’t buy t his story at all. Leo like the ladies and models, but it is possible for him to have a polite conversation with an attractive woman and offer her a cocktail. He does know her and Jason too I’m sure. PLUS, Leo would never be foolish enough to hustle Statham’s lady. That’s suicide.

    “My goal is to keep doing great work. I haven’t stopped yet and hopefully the work will never stop. While I’m here, I will always have that drive to not only produce great work, but to make a difference in the world.”

    I guess I am reading this differently. I see it as work ethic, not arrogance. It’s commendable to see someone with drive and some ambition. If anything, Bedhead, look at Brando who did some great work at the beginning of his career and then slipped effortlessly into mediocrity for the remainder of his career.

    Careers, like people, alter over time and what people want at different stages in life changes.

  21. NeoCleo says:

    The man is not aging well at all. He’s like another Marlin Brando except Brando was gorgeous when he was young and Leo merely cute. Both talented though but Leo’s looking bad even with the photoshop.

  22. moxie says:

    Male celebrities always get a pass from the public for things female celebrities would get crucified for.

    Boys will be boys, indeed.

  23. erika says:

    lame and cliche…to each his own i guess.

    doesn’t he ever get bored? i mean, these girls are likable, sweet but at least 25?

  24. crissa says:

    With all due respect, I just don’t get the impression that Leonardo DiCaprio likes complications in his personal life and chasing some other guy’s woman is definitely complication.

    It is funny though, that the story involves Jason Statham’s girl, which, IMO, is a more athletic DiCaprio. Statham likes them young, hot, and complications-free as well, he comes across just as arrogant and cold as DiCaprio. These boys should just learn to share and be done with it!

  25. d says:

    I think he really is a good actor, but I’d never in a million years would want to be associated with him. Too much read and heard about his pu**y posse and louche lifestyle…I can’t see him having healthy relationships at all. That said, I think this story is bs as someone else pointed out, his ex knows this gal…they were probably chatting innocuously.

  26. Leo looks good on his covers but he’s un-sexy and unmanly as far as I’m concerned. I can’t tell you why, I just don’t find him attractive. He looks older than he is, probably do to an unhealthy lifestyle. He plays the good roles like J.Edgar Hoover but I don’t see him as Gatsby after Robert Redford, he’s not attractive enough.

  27. Gorda says:

    I don’t understand his appeal. I think he is fat and obviously doesn’t respect women since he uses them and discards them like yesterday’s paper when he is done.
    He is an ok actor but nothing special in my opinion. I like Titanic but not with him in it. i thought he looked like Kate Winslet’s younger brother instead of her lover.

  28. Annie says:

    A friend of mine is a model. She is absolutely gorgeous and does really well, although she’s not of the “super” level. A couple of years ago a mutual friend invited her out to a dinner with Leo. She is hilarious and very intelligent and, as a typical Aussie girl, irreverent. She didn’t suck up to or flatter Leo and she teased him about wearing a hat and sunnies inside a restaurant at night time. He did not like it AT ALL. He got very short and cranky and she was never asked to dinner while he was there again. Apparently he can’t take models who don’t worship him and his pudgy, dissipated face.

  29. WendyNerd says:

    I seriously think he likes to date lingerie models because he’s insecure about his intellect. Not that models are all dumb, but when you’re dating people whose sole purpose is to look hot, you’re more likely to avoid intellectualism. He’s probably not nearly as smart as he gets credit for and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s threatened by strong, smart women.

    I used to have the biggest crush on him when I was a little girl I even had a “Lovin’ Leo” scrapbook that had all these facts and pictures about him. I can’t believe how poorly he’s aged now.