When a reporter asked Leonardo DiCaprio if he could relate to the role of Jay Gatsby as someone who didn't grow up wealthy, he stopped short of revealing any personal details but did expand on how relatable Gatsby is to Americans. He said, "I think everyone has some sort of connection to Gatsby as a character. He's a character that has created himself according to his own imagination and dreams. He's a poor youth from the Midwest who created this image that is The Great Gatsby. It's a real American story in that regard. . . . [I] think we can all relate to that dreamer in Gatsby. Each one of us gets excited about the prospect of somebody that has ambition."
1. Leo Related to Gatsby
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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