Even though Leonardo DiCaprio has been a mainstay in Hollywood for more than 20 years and has recently been in The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant, most of us have a unique place in our hearts for the youthful Leo from the 1990s with the seductive gaze and gorgeous pushed-back hair. This week, previously unseen photos of the actor were made public. The picture shoot took place in 1993, the same year Leo portrayed the mentally challenged brother of Johnny Depp’s character in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, for which he received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
Leo, 19, poses for the camera in the studio wearing a comfortable turtleneck and a cozy Gilbert Grape t-shirt while maintaining a steely glare and smoking a cigarette with his feet. We’re a little disappointed that these pictures weren’t made into Teen Beat or Bop posters because we would have been all over that. It’s obvious that he has tremendous star potential. Keep reading to see the flashback photos from Leo’s pre-Titanic and pre-Romeo and Juliet eras, then get even more retro feelings from Leo’s red carpet development in pictures, and revisit that attractive Swedish Leo lookalike who made news last year.
When Leo attended the New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres game at the Barclays Center in April 2016, he indulged himself in some sweets. He probably had a cheat day that day.
When Lady Gaga passed him to claim her Golden Globe Award in January 2016, the actor performed an incredible “Whoops, didn’t notice you there” expression. He later clarified his feelings by adding, “I simply had no idea what was going on. That’s it.” Oh, Leo.