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Irmelin Indenbirken Recalls The Story of How Best Actor Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio Got His Name

Leonardo DiCaprio has a great relationship with is mother Irmelin Indenbirkin. But did you know that in 2007 while being interviewed, Irmelin shared the story of how the actor got his name? And with a name like Leonardo, you might think it has something to do with art of centuries past. A certain artist by the name Da Vinci might come to mind? If you were thinking that then you’d be 100% right. It turns out that Irmelin first got the idea to name her son Leonardo after he kicked while she was looking at a Leonardo Da Vinci work

Irmelin Indenbirken Recalls The Story of How Best Actor Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio Got His Name
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin
Behind every great man are great parents. Over the course of many bold career choices and a much-chronicled love life, including many models, the constants in Leonardo DiCaprio's life have been his parents, George and Irmelin DiCaprio. The 41-year-old star, who is up for his fifth Academy Award nomination, credits his parents for his current success. "To my parents, thank you for listening to an overly ambitious, slightly annoying 13-year-old kid who wanted to go on auditions every day after school," he said in his acceptance speech at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Saturday, where he won outstanding performance
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin
Behind every great man are great parents. Over the course of countless roles and dating Victoria's Secret models, the two constants in Leonardo DiCaprio's life have been his parents, George and Irmelin DiCaprio. The 41-year-old star, who is up for his fifth Academy Award nomination, credits his parents for his current success. "To my parents, thank you for listening to an overly ambitious, slightly annoying 13-year-old kid who wanted to go on auditions every day after school," he said in his acceptance speech at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Saturday, where he won outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role.
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Awards-Show Arm Candy: Why Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Other Actors Bring Their Moms as Dates

Awards-Show Arm Candy: Why Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Other Actors Bring Their Moms as Dates
"What a good boy!" you can hear collective Oscar viewers coo when a hot single guy like Bradley Cooper or Ryan Gosling proudly and publicly escorts his mom as his Oscar date. And guess what? That's exactly what he and his team of spin doctors want you to think. Leonardo DiCaprio, 39, had his devoted mom, Irmelin DiCaprio, by his side when he took home his Golden Globe for The Wolf of Wall Street in January (and it's predicted she also will be his Oscar date), making him appear the wholesome, dutiful son that the more naive viewing audience wants

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The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour
This review was written for the theatrical release of "The 11th Hour".NEW YORK -- "The 11th Hour" is an impassioned ecology-themed documentary that ultimately is more rewarding for informational than cinematic reasons. Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film has the unfortunate effect of making the multiple-Oscar-nominated star seem somehow less charismatic than Al Gore. But while many might accuse it of preaching to the converted -- at least in terms of the audiences most likely to see it -- this is yet another important wake-up call that deserves respect.

Unfortunately, the vitally important message of first-time filmmakers Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners is diluted by their rather unimaginative approach. It essentially consists of having dozens of talking heads delivering thoughtful and often apocalyptic commentary, interrupted by footage of ecological disasters (Katrina, etc.) presented "Koyaanisqatsi"-style. There also are portentous direct addresses to the camera by DiCaprio, but the frequent shots of the actor staring mournfully off into the distance at significant locations are less evocative than silly.

Despite its static presentation, the film is nonetheless engrossing thanks to the articulate and often fascinating commentary provided by such figures as university professors, scientists, environmentalists, journalists, such familiar faces as Stephen Hawking, former CIA director James Woolsey and even Mikhail Gorbachev (truly a renaissance man among Russian politicos).

While the film is necessarily downbeat in its accumulation of significant warning signs that the planet is indeed on the verge of environmental disaster, it thankfully also devotes a good portion of its running time to explicating numerous technological solutions to the dilemma. In the end, though, its main point is that what's truly needed in the way of change will only come through political means.

Jean-Pascal Beintus' score, augmented by songs from such bands as Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins and Coldplay, provides suitably dire musical accompaniment.

THE 11TH HOUR

Warner Independent Pictures

Applian Way/GreenHour/Tree Media Group

Credits:

Director-screenwriters: Leila Conners Petersen, Nadia Conners

Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Chuck Castleberry, Brian Gerber, Pierre Andre Senizergues

Executive producers: Adam Lewis, Irmelin DiCaprio, Doyle Brunson

Director of photography: Andrew Rolands

Production designer: Nadia Conners

Music: Jean-Pascal Beintus

Co-producer: Leila Conners Petersen

Editors: Pietro Scalia, Luis Alvarez y Alvarez

Narrator: Leonardo DiCaprio

Running time -- 91 minutes

MPAA rating: PG

The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour
NEW YORK -- The 11th Hour is an impassioned ecology-themed documentary that ultimately is more rewarding for informational than cinematic reasons. Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, the film has the unfortunate effect of making the multiple-Oscar-nominated star seem somehow less charismatic than Al Gore. But while many might accuse it of preaching to the converted -- at least in terms of the audiences most likely to see it -- this is yet another important wake-up call that deserves respect.

Unfortunately, the vitally important message of first-time filmmakers Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners is diluted by their rather unimaginative approach. It essentially consists of having dozens of talking heads delivering thoughtful and often apocalyptic commentary, interrupted by footage of ecological disasters (Katrina, etc.) presented Koyaanisqatsi-style. There also are portentous direct addresses to the camera by DiCaprio, but the frequent shots of the actor staring mournfully off into the distance at significant locations are less evocative than silly.

Despite its static presentation, the film is nonetheless engrossing thanks to the articulate and often fascinating commentary provided by such figures as university professors, scientists, environmentalists, journalists, such familiar faces as Stephen Hawking, former CIA director James Woolsey and even Mikhail Gorbachev (truly a renaissance man among Russian politicos).

While the film is necessarily downbeat in its accumulation of significant warning signs that the planet is indeed on the verge of environmental disaster, it thankfully also devotes a good portion of its running time to explicating numerous technological solutions to the dilemma. In the end, though, its main point is that what's truly needed in the way of change will only come through political means.

Jean-Pascal Beintus' score, augmented by songs from such bands as Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins and Coldplay, provides suitably dire musical accompaniment.

THE 11TH HOUR

Warner Independent Pictures

Applian Way/GreenHour/Tree Media Group

Credits:

Director-screenwriters: Leila Conners Petersen, Nadia Conners

Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Chuck Castleberry, Brian Gerber, Pierre Andre Senizergues

Executive producers: Adam Lewis, Irmelin DiCaprio, Doyle Brunson

Director of photography: Andrew Rolands

Production designer: Nadia Conners

Music: Jean-Pascal Beintus

Co-producer: Leila Conners Petersen

Editors: Pietro Scalia, Luis Alvarez y Alvarez

Narrator: Leonardo DiCaprio

Running time -- 91 minutes

MPAA rating: PG

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