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First pics of ‘The Revenant’!

The Revenant, an adaptation of Michael Punke‘s 19th century-set western novel, follows Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, an injured fur trapper who’s robbed by two men after he can’t be brought back to civilization; after being left for dead, he escapes the wilderness and goes to find revenge. The film is set to release January 8th, 2016.

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After starring in many a Martin Scorsese film individually, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are finally getting to star alongside each another in a “trailer” for a film that, well — turns out to nothing more than a very real commercial.

The “film,” which advertises the City of Dreams Manila casino, is called The Audition, in which Scorsese has DiCaprio and De Niro — two of his favorite lead actors from two phases of his career — compete for the same role.

At the Art Basel event in Miami, FL

Leo attented the Art Basel Event in Miami, FL on December 3rd with a couple of his friends! I’ve added a few pics, enjoy :)

Leonardo DiCaprio: Netflix Environmental Doc “Will Launch a Network of Stories Around the World”

Leonardo DiCaprio has been an avid environmentalist for over 15 years, and started his own foundation in 1998 to preserve endangered species and their habitats, among other goals. This year, the prolific actor accepted a role as executive producer of Virunga, a documentary he describes as “a true David and Goliath story” that argues for the protection of mountain gorillas and Africa’s oldest national park, as well as peers into as the harsh realities of life in the Congo.

Although shooting took place in 2011 and 2012 before DiCaprio signed on to produce, the actor felt a strong tie to the film’s message immediately after watching it. “I was incredibly moved by the documentary,” he told reporters during a conference call on Monday. “When the head of Netflix brought this to me, I was really shell-shocked at the tension. … It’s got the kind of tension and drama that is indicative of what’s going on in the world right now. These guys were there in actual time, seeing the conflict between the government and the rebels, and we see these heroes standing at the feet of, essentially, their own mortality, protecting these wild creatures.”

Poaching has been one of the biggest threats to the endangered mountain gorilla population, which has dwindled to less than 1,000 individuals in the wild. Today, however, environmental destruction from corporate interests — particularly those in the oil industry like British company SOCO International — have been the main cause of concern for Virunga park director Emmanuel de Merode and his park rangers. Amid the remnants of a civil war between the Democratic Republic of Congo government and militant rebels M23, SOCO was given the right to explore the Lake Edwards region of the park for underground oil.

“It’s almost unimaginable that a UNESCO heritage site is at risk of being exploited for the oil industry,” DiCaprio said. “We have systematically deforested our land; there’s a new report that we’ve lost half of the world’s biodiversity since the 1970s; we’re in the midst of climate change, and to systematically allow oil interests to go into these incredibly pristine environments that not only sequester carbon for climate change, but are home to the last bit of biodiversity that we have left is just an atrocity to nature, an atrocity to future generations.”

When asked about his role as executive producer and his hopes for the film, DiCaprio told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve been working alongside Netflix to partner myself as a producer to bring more attention to some incredibly vital and important stories concerning our environment, and Virunga is one of these incredible stories. … For me, it is something that is going to launch a whole network of stories around the world that need to be told.”

DiCaprio also wants to honor the courage of over a hundred rangers who have given their lives in defense of the Virunga fauna since the mid-1990s. One of the most powerful scenes, in his opinion, depicts the caregiver of a group of orphaned gorillas taking up arms when militant rebels approached his conservation complex. “The real heroes in these stories are the local communities,” he says. “Virunga, to me, is one of the best examples of environmental heroism where you have grassroots people on the ground risking their lives for these last remaining places that are so vital and important on so many different levels around the world. … These people are risking their lives every day to not only protect this environment, but to bring the message worldwide.”

Virunga director Orlando von Einsiedel is very appreciative of the heightened awareness that DiCaprio has brought for the cause, and they seem to have had some success; in recent months, SOCO International released statements claiming that it would cease operations in Virunga. Von Einsiedel, however, cautioned against hasty celebration, stating that, while many now believe the park to be safe, “Virunga is still very much at risk.”

Von Einsiedel directed those interested in contributing to the cause to, where donations can be made to either the national park itself or to a foundation for the widows of the rangers who have been killed in the call of duty.

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million to Create Marine Reserves and Stop Illegal Fishing

The actor’s funds will help protect the Pacific Islands and the Arctic, while improving fisheries enforcement in Europe, the U.S. and Central America

Oceans 5, an international environmental collective, announced Thursday that Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation is donating $2 million to help stop illegal fishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.

The actor’s donation to the collective comes on top of a $3 million grant he announced earlier this year to Oceana’s effort to protect sharks, marine mammals and key ocean habitats in the Eastern Pacific. At a State Department conference on marine conservation in June, DiCaprio said his foundation would contribute $7 million to a variety of marine conservation initiatives over the next 24 months.

“The sad truth is that less than two percent of our oceans are fully protected,” DiCaprio said on Thursday. “We need to change that now.”

DiCaprio’s Oceans 5 grant will assist in the development of future initiatives and will directly support beneficiaries including: a new coalition of four conservation groups, working to strengthen controls on illegal fishing in the European Union, the world’s largest seafood market; a local organization in the Republic of Kiribati, working to implement the world’s fourth-largest marine reserve, located in the Central Pacific; a coalition of three organizations working to improve fisheries enforcement in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador, including construction of a radar facility on Cocos Island; a group of Cook Islanders working to create a marine park within a territory that is three times the size of California; and several organizations working to create Arctic marine reserves in Canada, Greenland and Russia.

The actor called Oceans 5 “an exciting new platform for marine conservation.” Founded in 2011, the “collaborative philanthropy” is comprised of eight foundations who “share a common inspiration for results-oriented grantmaking.” Its members and partners include: the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Oak Foundation, Planet Heritage Foundation, Marisla Foundation, Waitt Foundation, Moore Charitable Foundation, Angell Family Foundation and now, DiCaprio’s foundation.

“Oceans 5 is about making a difference for future generations,” said Ted Waitt, founder and chairman of the California-based Waitt Foundation. “Leo and his foundation bring a strategic focus to helping coastal communities protect biodiversity. It is a strong addition to our group.”

Leonardo DiCaprio Exits Steve Jobs Biopic as Contenders Line Up

Leonardo DiCaprio will not be tackling the role of Steve Jobs.

The actor, who had been in talks with Sony to tackle the late Apple Computer co-founder for director Danny Boyle, has bowed out to instead shoot The Revenant. But instead of making the untitled Jobs project right after, as had been hoped, DiCaprio has removed himself from the project altogether. Sources say after DiCaprio finishes The Revenant, which began shooting this week, he plans to take a lengthy break from acting.

Though the Jobs project, based on a Walter Isaacson book and adapted by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the most anticipated biopics in recent years, it has endured a few roadblocks since the best seller was first optioned by the studio in 2011, around the time of Jobs’ death.

David Fincher had been in talks to direct, but as The Hollywood Reporter revealed in April, he fell out of the project over compensation and control.

Now with DiCaprio out, the studio is eyeing a number of actors to take on the iconic tech figure, who has been both worshipped and reviled. Christian Bale, who Fincher wanted for the title role, is on Sony’s wish list, as is Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper (though Affleck seems unlikely given that he just signed on for the thriller The Accountant).

Not quite sure why he’s taking a break, but I’m sure it’s to focus more on environmental charity! Whatever it is, we know he’ll make everyone proud!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo join hundreds of thousands in crowding New York streets for climate march

Celebrities and politicians have joined tens of thousands of protesters on the streets of New York for what is being billed as one of the world’s largest climate change marches.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who last week was named as the United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, took part alongside fellow actors Mark Ruffalo, Ed Norton and Evangeline Lilly and the singer Sting.

From the world of politics, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, Al Gore, the former vice president turned climate change protester, and New York Mayor Bill di Blasio gathered with what organisers said were as many as 100,000 fellow protesters under grey skies in Central Park.


Leonardo DiCaprio at the Climate Change Summit in NYC

Serving as the kickoff for the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, the 8th annual Citizen Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor and United Nations envoy, has told world leaders gathered to discuss the “crisis” of climate change that they have an opportunity to “make history or be vilified by it.”

The Titanic and Wolf of Wall Street star spoke at the opening of the UN Climate Change Summit, where nearly 200 presidents and prime ministers, including David Cameron and Barack Obama, are due to pledge action to tackle global warming.

He told delegates: “This body, perhaps more than any other gathering in human history, now faces this difficult but achievable task. I beg of you to face it with courage. You can make history or be vilified by it.”

Calling for an end to tax breaks for oil, gas and coal companies, DiCaprio went on: “They don’t deserve our tax dollars, they deserve our scrutiny. For the economy itself will die if our ecological system collapses.

“As an actor I pretend for a living, I play fictional characters. I believe that mankind has looked at climate change in that same way, as if it were a fiction. None of this is rhetoric and none of it is hysteria; it is fact.”

Last week, DiCaprio was named by Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, as a UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change. On Sunday he played a prominent role in a 300,000-strong march through the streets of Manhattan to raise awareness of the topic. Other climate change protests were held around the world.

The Climate Change Summit was convened by Mr Ban during the annual gathering of the UN Assembly in New York.
DiCaprio said that the “climate change crisis” was now so severe that it was beyond the scope of individuals to tackle the problem, and that industries and governments now needed to take the lead.

“Solving this is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival,” he told the delegates. “I pretend for a living but you do not.

“The people made their voices heard around the world and the momentum will not stop.”
Mr Ban told the assembled gathering: “I grew up poor in war-torn Korea. I dreamed of peace, I dreamed of prosperity, I dreamed of opportunity.

“Sitting here today, in so many ways a dream come true. But today the dreams of people throughout the world hang in the balance.

“Climate change threatens hard-won peace, prosperity, opportunity for billions of people. But today we must set the world on a new course.

“Climate change is a defining issue of our age. Our response will define our future. To ride this storm we need all hands on deck.”

Mr Cameron and President Obama are due to address the Summit later today. Mr Obama is expected to unveil a range of measures to help poorer countries tackle the effects of climate change.

In the past, the US has been criticised for failing to take a lead on climate change issues, but President Obama is said to want to change the perception of America being a block to finding a solution to tackling global warming.

I’ve added a few photos of Leo accepting his award, enjoy! :)

United Nations Names Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of Peace

A huge congratulations to Leo, so proud of him!

Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on Sept. 23 at the U.N. Climate Summit to address the topic of climate change, the international organization announced on Tuesday.

“It’s an honor to accept the role of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community,” said DiCaprio in a statement. “I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history – it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet.”

Climate change may be the political topic most closely associated with The Wolf of Wall Street actor, who has regularly made headlines for his commitments to addressing the issue.

In February, DiCaprio pledged a donation of $3 million to marine conservation and followed with an additional $7 million pledge several months later. On Sept 21, two days before the U.N. Climate Summit in New York, the Clinton foundation will honor the actor for his committed environmentalism during a Manhattan gala event featuring Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.

Other Hollywood industry notables that have been bestowed the Messenger of Peace title by the U.N. in recent years include Edward Norton, Michael Douglas, Charlize Theron, George Clooney and Stevie Wonder.

“United Nations Messengers of Peace/Goodwill Ambassadors are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations,” reads the statement explaining the selection process on the U.N. site.