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Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible...
by Leonardo DiCaprio

Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible...
Her presence on screen is outstanding.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully
people will watch my movies.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

School, I never truly got the knack of.
I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me,
I think of River Phoenix.
It feels like a loss.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

 

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the
hype that's written about you...
Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I really don't know what I'm doing...
I don't.
It's terrible.
I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can,
and that's all I really do.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
- Leonardo DiCaprio


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With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night,
and get married the same night.
I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends,
and have fun, and not care about the consequences,
but I just can't now.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world.
When I was younger that's not how I was-
I was a little spoiled brat.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes
without wild rumors being circulated.
It's crazy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy,
I'm definitely an individual.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me.
It gives me a yucky feeling.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of
the characters I've played.
I'm not.
That's why it's called 'acting'.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me,
I don't know if people are staring because they recognize
me or because they think I'm a weirdo.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I like to be able to play a character and act out a
lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school,
pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides
motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid,
y'know?
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I get a friend to travel with me...
I need somebody to bring me back to who I am.
It's hard to be alone.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My career should adapt to me.
Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If you can do what you do best and be happy,
you're further along in life than most people.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately.
It's been a much slower process for me each time I've
gone into a relationship.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles
to play for a young actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother is a walking miracle.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I am friends with Demi.
Don't believe anything you read.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other -
they can sit in a room and be together and just be
completely comfortable with each other.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life.
The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth,
and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself
in another character and actually get paid for it...
It's a great outlet.
I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm probably not going to get married unless I live
with somebody for 10 or 20 years.
But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it.
We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students,
waitresses, that sort of thing.
Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends.
Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl,
it doesn't mean we are dating.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've always been spontaneous and outgoing...
I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences,
which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material
to work with as an actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.
Everything gets reduced to essentials.
- Meryl Streep

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

Before I do a movie, I watch Meryl Streep movies over and over.
It's not to mimic her.
It's to remind myself to be more committed.
- Daphne Zuniga

I could not understand why Meryl Streep,
for example, is allowed to work while pregnant and I'm not.
- Robin Wright Penn

I've done one movie.
And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes.
I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon.
I'm not Meryl Streep.
- Megan Fox

You have actresses like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts,
who have roles specially written for them.
- Leslie Caron

I admire Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman for their
sheer dedication to their craft.
- Lavrenti Lopes

I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well.
And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do.
- Paul McCartney

Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest
actresses of this and the last century.
- Denzel Washington

I'm thrilled when I get nominated.
I don't count how many and I don't remember how many I've had.
I just know it's a lot.
- Meryl Streep

We are who we're going to be when we're very old,
and when we're very old we are who we were when we were 8.
- Meryl Streep

I couldn't care less about fashion.
If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained
in my closet for the rest of their existence.
- Meryl Streep

I think the most liberating thing I did early on was
to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work.
- Meryl Streep

I'm curious about other people.
That's the essence of my acting.
I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.
- Meryl Streep

I need to go where people are serious about acting.
- Meryl Streep

I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers
with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.
- Meryl Streep

Every single decision I make about what material I do,
what I'm putting out in the world, is because of my children.
- Meryl Streep

Personality is immediately apparent,
from birth,
and I don't think it really changes.
- Meryl Streep

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.
- Meryl Streep

All an actor has is their blind faith that they are
who they say they are today,
in any scene.
- Meryl Streep

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important
to my children's health than the pediatrician.
- Meryl Streep

I had this sort of idolatry for certain actors who preceded me,
people who inspired me, so I'm honored to be that way for young actors.
- Meryl Streep

My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.
- Meryl Streep

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life.
Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else,
too.
- Meryl Streep

I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young.
I felt like a character actress, and I still do.
- Meryl Streep

I have a very busy life, and not many people who have
a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies.
- Meryl Streep

Interestingly, young people don't come to you for advice.
Especially the ones who are related to you.
- Meryl Streep

All that attention to the perfect lighting,
the perfect this, the perfect that, I find terribly annoying.
- Meryl Streep

I don't like to be gone all weekend and at night too.
Because for 20 years, I've had children who are in school.
- Meryl Streep

I believe in imagination.
I did Kramer vs.
Kramer before I had children.
But the mother I would be was already inside me.
- Meryl Streep

If I am not confident that I can portray the character perfectly on screen,
I won't even try.
- Meryl Streep


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