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He's been one of our favorite movie stars ever since his first major role in This Boy's Life way back in 1993, and for the 22 years following, pretty much anything that Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in has been awesome.

After being nominated for five Academy Awards (he'll win one day!), 3 BAFTAs, 10 Golden Globes among many, many others it's pretty clear that Leo has fantastic acting chops, but thanks to Imgur user stormyweather we also have these 9 reasons to swoon even more over Hollywoods golden boy:

1. He dances crazy at parties

Leo sure knows how to cut loose and dance it up! Gotta love a celeb who doesn't take himself too seriously.

2. He can do a mean Jack Nicholson impersonation

Some say he could be turning into Nicholson as the years go by, I'm not so sure about that but you have to admit the facials are pretty spot on!

3. He loves his family!

Leo is often pictured with his family members, including his grandmother and his mom. He is pictured above with his date the 2014 Golden Globe awards - his mom, Irmelin!

4. He loves animals

Aside from have his own pets (including buying a tortoise in 2010!), Leo also shows his love for animals by giving generously. In 2014 his foundation, The DiCaprio Foundation, gave $3 million to saving ocean wildlife, and in 2013 he gave $3 million to help save tigers in Nepal. The DiCaprio Foundation aims to protect "Earth's last wild places and foster a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world." Speaking of his foundation...

5. He has used his fame wisely

DiCaprio with Putin discussing saving tigers
DiCaprio with Putin discussing saving tigers

DiCaprio has supported many animal and human welfare charities, and actively encourages his fans to petition or donate to worthy causes. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti he donated $1 million, and he also used his Best Actor speech at the 2005 Golden Globes to urge people to continue to donate money following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquake.

6. Leo is still great friends with Kate Winslet

It's been 18 years (yes, EIGHTEEN years) since Leo and Kate were the madly in love Jack and Rose aboard the ill-fated Titanic, but their friendship is still as strong as ever. Having starred in Titanic and Revolutionary Road together, the two share a strong bond (though not a romantic one) - DiCaprio even gave her a friendship ring back in 2009!

7. He's great friends with Tobey Maguire

Trust your spidey senses on this! Back in the '90s, Tobey and Leo were friends in what they dubbed "The Pussy Posse," a group of guy friends including DiCaprio, Maguire, Lukas Haas, Kevin Connolly and David Blaine. Fast-forward twenty years and Maguire and DiCaprio are still good friends, they even starred together in The Great Gatsby!

8. His strut became a meme

Whilst filming Inception back in 2009, a blog posted a photo of a happy-looking DiCaprio strutting towards the camera on set, soon that picture launched a thousand memes and went viral over the web. Check out Know Your Meme for plenty of Strutting Leo memes.

9. He has the best photoshoots

I don't know why these photos were necessary but I'm glad they exist.

Cheers to you, Leo, you suave bastard.

Source: Imgur, BBC


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