Leonardo DiCaprio Makes Shocking Drug Confession

leonardo dicaprioWe make the assumption that most of Hollywood has a drug problem or at least experimented more than the average person. Money. Fame. Availability. Excess. Indulgence. You can't watch an E! True Hollywood Story or Behind the Music without some sort of drug situation coming along and creating a life-changing situation. Take someone like Leonardo DiCaprio and I think we all assume the guy's tried plenty of drugs. He starred in The Basketball Diaries after all! And The Wolf of Wall Street is probably a danger for any recovering addict to watch. 

Leo, however, made a shocking revelation about his drug use

He's never done them. Leo told the Los Angeles Times:

Never done it. That's because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was 3 or 4 years old. So Hollywood was a walk in the park for me . . . I'd go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there's that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong. It's incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you're formulating who you are. We've seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it's very unfortunate.

Leo also talked about how he grew up very poor but knew he wanted to act when he was young. He'd ask his mom to take him to auditions -- and clearly that move paid off. 

Good for Leo. Humble beginnings. Seems like he was a really strong-willed kid. 

Are you surprised that Leo never did drugs?

 

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nonmember avatar namers

Goof for him. He can counsel "young Hollywood" on the evils of drug addiction. You can see the writing on the wall with certain individuals if they don't get help.

Wileen Byroads

I'm so proud of you!  You didn't get caught up in the DRUG game! you rock

Coles... Coles_mom

Loved the guy before...really love him now!

lobus lobus

He has been so successful for so long for a reason. Now if only they'd give him a damn oscar like he deserves.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Leo's drugs are beautiful women... He is an addict through and through! Lol



not sure if they are any less dangerous or not?

beadi... beadingmom17

First, that's awesome! Kudos to him!



Second, how freaking sad is it that it's shocking that a celeb hasn't tried drugs? That speaks volumes about Hollywood and our expectations as a society.

nonmember avatar Laurie

Not surprised, not everyone wants to try them. I have never tried drugs of any kind but my husband tried them all. It depends on your personality I guess. Leo seems like a fairly normal guy to me but it's always nice to hear of someone in Hollywood who doesn't give in to pressures of substance abuse and stills succeeds at making a career.

Elaine Cox

Im shocked so many silly ones believe him

Mae Clark

It really doesn't surprise me he has always seemed like a well grounded person. Plus his career has always been to important to him and you never see him partying in the tabloids. I have always loved him as an actor and it's a great message for young hollywood to show them how far your career can go if you stay away from all that stuff.

Carol DeRenzo Pearson

People who are seriously focused have all the drugs they need released into their systems by the thrill, the hunt, the fulfillment of dreams they dreamt as very very young people.  Kudos, Mr. diCaprio.

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