It can’t be easy being one of the most famous faces on the planet. Leonardo DiCaprio’s A-list status has naturally caused him to want to keep to himself — but he’s not always successful.
Understandably, someone of DiCaprio’s prestige, a sought-after movie star with seven Academy Award nominations and one win under his belt, is a person of public interest. His romantic relationships, friendships and beyond have garnered an abundance of headlines, but he’s less than interested in having his entire life up for public display.
Over the years, the Revenant actor has utilized very unique methods to hide from the paparazzi while in public through the years. When he attended a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2019, he opted to wear black sunglasses beneath a blue Los Angeles Dodgers hat while indoors. A decade earlier, the acclaimed actor ducked down in a London taxicab while covering most of his face with a black hoodie.
During the coronavirus pandemic in 2021, he added a mask to his list of clothing items that could obscure his famous face while vacationing in Hawaii with his longtime girlfriend, actress Camila Morrone, who he began dating in 2017. (Us Weekly confirmed in August 2022 they split after four years together.)
However, no matter what clever disguises the Romeo + Juliet actor wears, fans always seem to be able to spot him from a mile away. For DiCaprio, that loss of anonymity is one of the downsides of fame.
DiCaprio has not shied away from sharing the downsides of fame. In an Esquire profile in 2016, the Wolf of Wall Street star opened up about gaining recognition early in his career.
“I really didn’t understand what fame was and I didn’t understand what being in a giant hit was, and I didn’t understand what a giant hit Titanic was compared to other giant hits,” he said at the time. “There was no rule book. There was nobody to navigate me through the experience of being watched all the time and nobody to tell me how to be normal when everybody is acting and looking at me differently.”
The Django Unchained actor added, “Look, if you’re not careful about it, it can develop into a social anxiety. It’s like, what’s going to happen, what photographer is going to jump out where, what kind of thing am I being set up for? You try to talk yourself out of it, but you’re never used to it.”
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