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Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad Is Appearing In His First Ever Movie

Charlie Metcalfe

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad Is Appearing In His First Ever Movie

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Alamy

Leonardo DiCaprio's dad has prized his first ever acting role in a new film by legendary director Paul Thomas Anderson.

But Oscar-winner Leo does not feature in Licorice Pizza - the film in which father George DiCaprio plays the part of a water-bed salesman.

Leo confirmed the news in a December red-carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight.

He said: "I haven't seen it yet, but my dad George DiCaprio has a cameo in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

"Today was a good day."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Leo said his father used to work as a water-bed salesman himself.

But George is more used to standing behind the camera lens as a producer on the sets of films, TV series, and documentaries.

IMDB claims Leo's dad has produced 16 other flicks for the big screen.

Those include a 10-episode 2008 TV series called Greensburg and a short documentary called Carbob featuring Leo as the voiceover star.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Licorice Pizza tells the story of two young lovers Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up and experiencing first love in California's San Fernando Valley in 1973.

Its director Paul earned the status of 'legend' on the Hollywood circuit after films like There Will Be Blood, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Boogie Nights, featuring Mark Wahlberg.

No surprises that he managed to nab some of the best in the business for the main and supporting roles in the film.

Credit: BRON Studios
Credit: BRON Studios

Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Alana Haim, and Cooper Hoffman all feature in Licorice Pizza.

The film has already secured 35 award wins and 115 nominations.

Those nominations include the industry-best awards of Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor, and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes.

The film released in the UK on 28 December and will complete its launch around the world in January.

Credit: BRON Studios
Credit: BRON Studios

Although Leo will not be starring in Paul's film with his dad, he has been turning eyeballs with his recent Netflix film about the realities of climate change.

Don't Look Up tells the story of two scientists, played by Leo and Jennifer Lawrence, hoping to warn the world about a humanity-destroying comet.

Leo's film also nabbed an all-star cast including Mark Rylance, Jonah Hill, and Timothée Chalamet.

Father and son may have to fight it out over best film of the season (even if George was only playing a cameo.)

Topics: TV and Film

Charlie Metcalfe
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