8. He’s shared the screen with his heroes.
Leonardo’s five favorite movies of all time are The Bicycle Thief, Taxi Driver, 81/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey and East of Eden. As for his favorite actors, Leonardo is lucky to have worked with them. “I can’t think of anyone who’s got more memorable moments in cinema than Jack Nicholson,” he recently told Esquire about his Departed co-star. “He brings terror into what you thought was supposed to be a light moment and makes a light moment out of a cutthroat vicious line.” As for Meryl, he worked with her on Marvin’s Room. “She may be the greatest actor in the world,” he says.