5. He’s wild about animals.
Leonardo has had pet dogs, frogs and a bearded lizard names Blizzard. “He carried his pet lizard with him on the set [of Titanic],” admits co-star Kathy Bates. And Leo loves seeing animals in their natural habitat. “I am regularly able to escape to watch wildlife in Africa and South America,” he says. “Looking at lions, elephants and zebras in the wild is a passion. When watching whales, it brings it home what a wonderful world it is out there.”