A little Leo DiCaprio for the ladies

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page attend a photocall to promote the upcoming release of 'Inception' on July 16, at The Dorchester Hotel on July 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio has been promoting Inception, his new cerebral thriller also featuring Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ken Watanabe. It’s directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, best known for The Dark Knight and Batman Begins. The film is getting incredible reviews, with a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics are raving about it and saying it will be well remembered at awards time.

DiCaprio isn’t revealing many personal tidbits in interviews and is focusing on the film and its attributes. The plot, about people who invade the dream sleep of others, is said to have been a well kept secret up until the film was screened. The special effects in the trailer look amazing and they aren’t all computer generated. DiCaprio praised Nolan for creating full sets for the actors to work with and not relying on blue screens and CGI to create the film.

Chris… is a visionary in every sense of the word… but he’s also old school in his approach. [In] One of my first meetings with him he talked about set dressing and how he likes to immerse his actors in a real world and sort of [build] the set around them.

We surprisingly didn’t do a lot of green screening in this movie. If we were in a tilting set we built that on hydraulics. If we were in a room floating we really were floating. It was few and far between where we had to imagine things that weren’t there. He provided that for us, and that’s a testament to his film making style.

[Transcribed from video on Access Hollywood]

DiCaprio said that they were “constantly surprised” on set with the stunts and scenes that would come up, but that “we weren’t going to question Chris Nolan’s dream world… the infinite possibility of what he wanted to create in the human subconscious… it’s great when you’re working with somebody who’s so in control of their craft.

In an interview with HeyGuys.co.uk, Nolan explained that he was inspired by the art of M.C. Escher and influenced by other films like Star Wars and The Matrix. He explained that Inception tries to remain true to how “dreams feel real when we’re in them” and that he worked to preserve “that feeling of reality” by having characters “adhere to a ruleset” that guides how we behave and experience dreams. I found his interview fascinating and I’m struck by how well DiCaprio choses projects and directors to work with. He thoroughly knows his craft and is dedicated to it.

Now I really want to see this movie and wish it was out this weekend! It’s not out until July 16th in the US, though.

You can see more of DiCaprio’s interview on Access Hollywood’s site. Here’s a trailer for Inception:

Doesn’t Leo look like a wax figure here? He’s a little puffy but waxen looking. Still hot though!
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Leonardo DiCaprio attends a photocall to promote the upcoming release of 'Inception' on July 16, at The Dorchester Hotel on July 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Tom Hardy, Joesph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page, Leonard DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe and Cillian Murphy attend a photocall to promote the upcoming release of 'Inception' on July 16, at The Dorchester Hotel on July 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Leonardo Di Caprio and Ellen Page attend a photocall to promote the upcoming release of 'Inception' on July 16, at The Dorchester Hotel on July 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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  1. Morgs says:

    Nope.

  2. Annie says:

    I have never in my life wanted to shag so desperately with some fantasy guy as I do with The Caprio. Good God he is unfrucking believably sexy.

  3. k says:

    I have never in my life been so UNattracted to a man as I have to DiCaprio. Good God he is unfrucking believably Jack Nicholson-meets-a-jackolantern.

  4. Sarah says:

    I have never thought he was hot. Love his acting but I’ve never been one to swoon for him.

  5. Obvious says:

    His looks do nothing for me or against me-however his charisma is amazing! he is such an amazing actor and he chooses projects exceedingly well these days. I can’t wait for this one to come out!

  6. ligeia says:

    i don’t get his appeal. he was kinda cute in titanic and my 14 year old self had a mild crush on him back in the day along with my friend who was fucking bonkers about him. nowadays….ehhhh does absolutely nothing for me.

  7. jeane says:

    I am very exited to go see a movie that actually doesn’t give away the ENTIRE PLOT in the trailer! Doesn’t that bother anyone else? It’s come to the point where if there’s a movie I want to see, I will avoid all trailers of any kind because it just completely ruins the experience.

    This looks really good though, I’m def gonna see it in the theatre.

  8. Gwen says:

    I think Leo is a hottie but damn, he needs to lose the chin pubes. Shave, dammit! Bring the sexy back! Oh and Inception looks fantastic.

  9. IceKitty says:

    I Heart Ellen Page!!

  10. Strawberry says:

    He was cute on Growing Pains, but didn’t age well.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is another story. Total cutie!! I’d hit it, and he’s closer to my age.

  11. Little Ellen looks so uncomfortable.

  12. TQB says:

    Can we get a close up of Watanabe instead?? Hotter!

  13. lisa says:

    I don’t get sexy from him at all. And his interviews are a bit boring. I think he tries too hard to be the Mature man when he is still quite young. We know he has a wild party side, but he just does nothing for me whatsoever.. Titanic was eons ago and to me I never bought him in that role. He looked too young to be with Kate..who looked too old/mature for her part.

    But hey to each his own.

  14. original kate says:

    sometimes i think he is very hot, other times not so much. he’s like the two-faced woman jerry (or was it george?) dated on seinfeld.

  15. Danielle says:

    @original kate

    it was Jerry….. I have a great memory when it comes to Seinfeld ;)

  16. Jeri says:

    I like Leo, as someone else said, at times he is very hot & at other times not so hot. But hey, that is normal. He is a GREAT ACTOR, humble & respectful of others. A true Star as is rarely seen these days. Always gracious to others.

  17. Bee says:

    @ jeane I completely agree with you about trailers giving away too much information nowadays. Often after seeing a trailer I feel as if I’ve already watched the film. The trailer for “Letters to Juliet” is a good example of this. The entire freaking movie was in that trailer! Anyway, I am soooo excited to see Inception. The trailer looks incredible. Manboy Leo does nothing for me. But a movie with the rest of the gorgeous men in the above photo will have my a** nailed to the theater seat everytime.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I like Leo as an actor, and at times he looks good, but he’s not crush-worthy to me. Away from the party crowd, he seems like a good guy.

    I can’t WAIT to see this movie. I really like Nolan’s films, they’re usually so well written and directed, and I love that he goes old school and doesn’t do everything with CGI. I think it makes a big difference in the visuals of the film, and I can understand why the actors like it so much too.

  19. funnygirl says:

    This is the only movie of the summer that I’ve been dying to see! Something about DiCaprio is so hot!! He’s such a great actor; and I love that he keeps a semi-low profile….I have great respect for him as an actor and Christopher Nolan, is well, a genius.

  20. truthSF says:

    Inception and SALT are the only movies I plan on watching this summer, everything else looks like complete crap.

  21. Lisa S. says:

    His looks are actually really growing on me. Even though we are the same age, I always saw him as a boy, but now he looks like a Man. :-)

  22. Jack says:

    i am SO going to see inception! sounds like a great movie, leo is one of the best actors out there with a good head on his shoulders–> no famewhore! love him

  23. Leek says:

    I would cheat on my boyfriend with him.

  24. Aussie Mama says:

    It took me a long time to like Leo, purely because of his boy like appearance. I was disapointed that he was in Titanic, because I felt he didn’t look manly enough, veen though he really was brilliant and the movie fabo!
    But….since movies like Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, The Departed, the Aviator, Gangs Of New York, Body Of Lies, Revolutionary Road….
    He has become a favorite. The talents of Leo, Robert Downey Junior, Edward Norton, Mel Gibson, Jack Nicholson, Russell Crowe have been few and far between. These men are master craftsmen and their movies/talents will be remembered, even when they are not around.

  25. Chris says:

    He was a very good looking teenager and was still pretty hot in his 20s but I don’t think he’s aging very well. Unlike: Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Andy Garcia and Richard Gere. I also think Ryan Gosling and Casey Affleck, both of whom are from Leo’s generation, are better looking than him these ays.

  26. CYANN says:

    He makes my C part twitch with glee!

  27. kazoo81 says:

    i love him.

    and nolan is amazing. i’ve been looking forward to this film since i first heard about it.

  28. Siren6 says:

    Shivers watching the trailer! Can’t wait!

  29. p3rp3tu4 says:

    Agree with K, like the 7 up quote? never had it never will, yet he really channels the styles of the past great actors well & has turned into one himself :)

  30. Angel says:

    I literally have never been so excited to see a movie. I have been waiting on pins and needles since I saw the trailer some time LAST YEAR. So excited.

  31. XYZ says:

    Why not “little Leo” for the men, coz hes into men as well.

  32. LindyLou says:

    Wow, you’d think Ellen Page would have a dressed up a bit for the pictures. A plain white blouse and blue jeans? Sheesh, a little effort would have been nice since she’s such a pretty little thing.

  33. a says:

    Michael Caine! woo hoo!

  34. skibunny says:

    Great actor,good looking….love him!

  35. meme says:

    Let’s not be comparing anyone to Jack Nicholson because the man is without peer. Jack is Jack and there’s nobody like him. As for Leo, some pictures he looks sooooo handsome, others just meh. I can take him or leave him.

  36. Rx says:

    Oh My!!! I want to sit on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s face.

  37. Jules says:

    I have always thought he looks like Jack Nicholson in the face. I love Jack. I don’t think Leo’s hot at all but I really like him as an actor and he does great movies. The one thing I don’t get it why he insists on flying in a private jet to the World Cup but he’s super into the ‘green’ environmental agenda. I don’t like people who prescribe things for the ‘little people’ that they feel too important and special to do themselves…which seems to be, oh, all of Hollywood.

  38. picopink says:

    @k:3 thanks for the laugh! I never saw him as attractive either, but this movie looks really good and I think he is a versatile actor.

  39. Kaylamayla says:

    I feel so weird haha bcuz I think Leo is soooo sexy and I’m 15 years old kindaa creepy much?!

  40. Lynda says:

    When he is slimmer, like now, he is hot. Chubby…not!

  41. Mimi says:

    i don’t really care much about leo’s look. he’s very good actor and like to see him win an oscar one day.