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Leo and Brad Reminisce Growing Pains

Jan 24 2007 - 12:14am

Leo sure has come a long way from his child actor days. He's was nominated for an Oscar yesterday for his work in Blood Diamond. It was pretty much a shoe-in for him to get something this year. In fact, he recently got together for an Oscar round-table with such notable actors as Helen Mirren and Brad Pitt. The banter between Brad and Leo was our favorite part. Here's highlights: [1]

Which movie made you want to become an actor?

DICAPRIO: I tried to get an agent when I was around 7. I was a break-dancer and had a mohawk, and I was rejected. I knew I wanted to be an actor, but it wasn't until "This Boy's Life," when I was 16, that I started to research quality films. I remember watching James Dean in "East of Eden." I said to myself, "Wow, I didn't know it was possible to give a performance this good."

PITT: Although you were extraordinary on "Growing Pains."

DICAPRIO: Thank you, buddy. As were you.

Leo, didn't you get thrown off the set of "Romper Room"?

DICAPRIO: Yeah, when I was 3 years old. I ran up to the camera and started shaking it, saying, "Look at me!"

Romper Room - sounds like someone knew they wanted to be a star at a very young age. Now the nominated actor is in the UK for the premiere of Blood Diamond where he is joined by co-stars Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. Last time we saw this group together we were speculating about Jennifer's belly [1]. Looks like she could be hiding something again with this dress. For more including Paul Bettany, Jennifer, and Djimon just

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