Leonardo DiCaprio reveals why he won’t smile

leonardo_dicaprio.jpgLeonardo DiCaprio revealed his reason for keeping out of the limelight since he achieved worldwide celebrity in Titanic — he doesn’t want the paparazzi to profit from his status, calling their behavior “disrespectful and dangerous.” He explains: “The mere fact that these, I’ll use the word ‘piles’, are earning money from exploiting my image is the only reason I hide myself or am not a photo-friendly person. I do not like the way they conduct themselves. I think they’re disrespectful and dangerous. The reason I don’t pose or smile or that I seem mad is that I don’t want them to make a living off my private life. I’m not in the tabloids anymore. I am sometimes, but I’ve watched the culture change. I’m old hat. And I love it.”

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  1. The curious case of Benjamin..Cosmos! • November 25, 2008 @ 1:50 PM

    »Very intersting article this one.Interesting,indeed. I know what Leo is saying here…

  2. Mr. Know it all • November 26, 2008 @ 1:05 AM

    Hmpf.. and here I thought it was because he had bad teeth.

  3. ke • November 26, 2008 @ 1:13 AM

    power to him!!

  4. Nancy • November 26, 2008 @ 10:07 AM

    He won’t smile for the camera and “he doesn’t want the paparazzi to profit from his status”………so what does he do? He sits beside ‘pretty-boy’ (Zac Efron) at the Lakers game…?????

  5. tributegirl • November 26, 2008 @ 5:41 PM

    Yeah, but he’s like anybody else, wants to hang out with friends, do things he enjoys.

  6. My own opinion • November 26, 2008 @ 6:36 PM

    Oh, okay, NOW I understand why I don’t care about Leonardo DiCaprio — it’s because he doesn’t SMILE. I’ve been wondering what it was.

  7. Sam • August 3, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

    Respect!
    Leo has a Beautiful smile! i’ve missed it, but it’s a fair enough reason. He has my respect, as always

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