Friday, January 13, 2006

Putting Out Fires with Leonardo DiCaprio

Have you ever noticed that Leonardo DiCaprio is always wet in movies? Let's review:
What's Eating Gilbert Grape - wet, bathtub; The Basketball Diaries - wet, rain; Titanic - wet, ocean; Romeo and Juliet - wet, rain and pool; The Beach - I'm assuming wet, ocean; The Aviator - wet, shower

There are many others, sure, but these are the ones I know for sure. If you can confirm or deny a wet Leo in any of his other movies, let me know.

So what's this all about? My theory is that his floppy hair looks good wet, and little drops of water glistening on his eyelashes only enhance his pretty eyes even more. Leo, we know you love the water, but stay dry or you'll catch cold.

Wet Leo: look - A-, annoyance level (for him and me) - C+

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you also noticed that he always dies in his movies?

Ashlee said...

Sweetie, you say that like Leo being wet is a BAD thing...I actually welcome it. Yummy! Wet floppy hair with piercing bedroom eyes peeping through? I'll have another!

equippedtofascinate said...

I think he was dry in Catch Me if you Can. There was a scene where he was coming down with pnemonia, I'm not sure if he was wet or dry in that one.

Anonymous said...

I know that in Romeo and Juliet he's wet/there's water because that's the trademark of director Baz Luhrmann. If you look at his trilogy (Strictly Ballrom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge) all three movies have significant scenes with water (or so IMDB says). That help? :)

<3 MC

movie buff said...

The Quick and the Dead with Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone. Leo is dry but he gets killed by his father (Hackman).

amandarama said...

Hmmm... I'm pretty sure he didn't die in Catch Me If You Can, because the real guy is still alive. But I could be wrong. Also, even though Howard Hughes did eventually die, I don't think they made it that far in the movie. Death theory shot down!

Dustin J. Harder said...

he just needs to dive into the ocean and swim over to the other side of the world. I'm done with him.....he still hasn't called.

amanda's brother said...

He didn't die in "Marvin's Room." I don't remember him being especially wet, either. That's a wonderful, hidden little gem of a movie, too. You've got Leo, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Bobby DeNiro, and the late Hume Cronyn, all of whom get upstaged by Dan Hedaya.

equippedtofascinate said...

Honey, I said he stays DRY in Catch me if you can, not that he dies.