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Leo Says Movies Are Like College Courses

Leo stocked up on a carton of cigarettes at the gas station the other day. For someone so concerned about clean air and our environment, you would think he would want his lungs to stay clean as well. Perhaps it is for a role. Recently, the actor compared the research that he does on his films to taking a college course. He never went to college, but he's read about it, of course. That counts, right? Here's more:

"Every movie I do - like GANGS OF NEW YORK and THE AVIATOR - is like taking a college course on that subject matter, and each time I've gotten involved with these movies it's been like a giant tutorial. "You have to be a detective and you have to investigate. You have to be a historian in that regard, so, yeah, it's like taking courses, which is great, 'cause I never went to college."

I guess there are some similarities. He has to memorize a lot of lines, learn about different eras, and if the movie bombs at the box office it's like a big fat F. However, the big difference is that Leo's bank account is much bigger once he's done with his course!


BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
That definitely makes sense. I wish I could go to that kind of college!
kittycat kittycat 10 years
he must be kidding! sure research etc...but not to any extent are movies and college/university courses similiar in terms of difficulties and workload. maybe he meant grade 11 english theatrical class?
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
all his movies were a success
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Leo is a wonderful actor. Love him.
GirlinMotion GirlinMotion 10 years
I love him! I think he is such an amazing actor! He needs to stop smoking though! Ugh! :(
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
Yeah please Leo, I don't know what college you went to but I doubt they paid you millions of dollars to attend class.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
That's an interesting comparison and it seems like an accurate one the way he describes it.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I hate the fact that he smokes.. Where's the :BOO: smiley?
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
This is why I think celebrities are so ridiculous, and are the last people who should guide our moral decisions - they're all idiots!
OChottie OChottie 10 years
I agree with Twink. This guy spouts so much about saving the planet but he pollutes our air and his body with toxic smoke. Thanks Leo way to be an environmentalist!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i remember those pics from kate beckinsale smoking after her workout...i used to do that too (and right after soccer games) :) well, when i was 22. leo was so hot in the departed, can't wait until it is out on DVD!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
how can one smoke so much and work out so much. it just seems silly to me. i couldn't even run across the room without running out of breath when i smoked. i also did not see the inside of a gym the whole time (unless you count going in for smoothies and eye candy).
sashak sashak 10 years
I smoke p funks! he is a great actor & it has been great watching his talent mature.
Titolia Titolia 10 years
He's always been a remarkable actor!!! His performance in 'Blood Diamond' was just impressive.
teddybear teddybear 10 years
FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE I never realized how many celebrities smoke.
babsee babsee 10 years
so he smokes-- so what. nobody's perfect.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I never used to be on the whole Leo bandwagon back in the day... but i think he is soooooo hot now :) TINA!
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
He still looks like a chubby teenager to me, no matter how talented.
Some-1-U-Know Some-1-U-Know 10 years
Some-1-U-Know Some-1-U-Know 10 years
He sure smokes a lame cheap brand if ciggarretts..bottom feeder!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
Hopefully his next movie will be about a dude who dies of lung cancer so he'll get a frigging clue :oy:
sherale sherale 10 years
He looks kind of different on those pics like he gained weight or something.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
he is such an amazing actor! i LOVE his accent in the new "blood diamond" movie.. its soo nice :)
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
hes amazing! ever since he was a kid an amazing talent
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 10 years
What kind of smokes are those, They look like Parliaments.. tell me that boy doesnt smoke Parliaments. **~~Everyone who's anyone has been on sesame street.~~**
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