Life
Lessons

from Leonardo DiCaprio

Life
Lessons

from Leonardo DiCaprio

(Photo: Dan Winters)

Life Lessons

from Leonardo DiCaprio

Despite all the tabloid fodder and high-profile relationships, Leonardo DiCaprio is one hell of an actor. He was first nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 16. Five nominations and 23 years later, Leonardo DiCaprio's cold streak at the Oscars finally came to an end as he won the best actor trophy for his epic outdoorsman role in "The Revenant." And when you look at DiCaprio's life, one thing is clear—both professionally and personally, he knows how to get the most out of each day. Here, ten of his most telling thoughts on life.

"Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone."

"Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone."

"Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone."

"Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."

I think I will always feel like an outsider."

I think I will always feel like an outsider."

I think I will always feel like an outsider."

"My dad always told me, 'Go out there, son, and whatever you do, I don't care if you're successful or not, just have an interesting life. Just be happy to put your pants on in the morning.' I believe I'm doing that."

"Pay close attention to people who don't clap when you win."

"The truth is, you can't predict marriage. You can't plan it. It's just going to happen when it happens."

"I don't have kids, but I have a production company; I have a foundation. It's a lot of responsibilities. Not family—just a lot of responsibilities."

"I really hate relaxing. I've done three movies in a row, worked for two years straight, and to me, idle time is the devil's workshop. I like to focus on something."

I have very little fashion sense, and to tell you the truth, I give it very little thought. I dress to be as comfortable as I possibly can. Most of my clothing is either black, grey, or dark blue, and I don't really wear a lot of colors. But I do like jackets. I have a little bit of an obsession with them."

"Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were."

FYI

DiCaprio recently met with Ivanka Trump privately and gave her a copy of his climate change documentary, "Before the Flood," in hopes to convince the Trump administration about the importance of environmental policy.