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Why is Leonardo diCaprio a sex symbol still?

I just don't get it. He's bloated looking, and looks like a fat evil child.

by Anonymousreply 5307/07/2013

Totally agree with you, OP. His looks hit the wall a long time ago. I think you could ask this question about most male celebrities as well.

by Anonymousreply 110/27/2011

He has a round face, so for him to look slim in the face he'd need to lose a lot of weight.

by Anonymousreply 210/27/2011

I just don't understand why people like Leo and Travolta get so fucking fat. If I had their money and resources, I'd have a personal trainer every day, a nutritionist and a chef. They certainly have the time and money to do all of that.

by Anonymousreply 310/27/2011

He has a mystique. For straight guys, looks are always secondary.

by Anonymousreply 410/27/2011

That was his hype at the time of Titanic. Who ever said it was remotely true?

by Anonymousreply 510/27/2011

A needy, fat baby will always have its appeal.

by Anonymousreply 610/27/2011

Never got him. During Titanic he looked like a 12 year old and Kate looked like maiden aunt or something.

by Anonymousreply 710/27/2011

He has closetface.

by Anonymousreply 810/27/2011

[quote]For straight guys,...


by Anonymousreply 910/27/2011


by Anonymousreply 1010/27/2011

Actors are very, very lucky that women aren't nearly as judgmental about their looks as men are about women's. If they were, most of them would never be put to celluloid, especially past age 30.

by Anonymousreply 1110/27/2011

Why the fuck was he cast in Titanic? He looked like he was 12 and poor Kate was robbing the cradle. That's the best Jimmy Cameron could get?

by Anonymousreply 1210/27/2011

[quote]Why is Leonardo diCaprio a sex symbol STILL?


Jake Gyllenhaal is 100% clownface with girly voice.

Ryan Reynolds is talent/charisma free.

Christian Bale makes the funniest Batman.

Robert Pattinson is asexual.

by Anonymousreply 1310/27/2011

He just put on some pounds for a role in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 1410/27/2011

I loathe DiCaprio too, but he's the closest thing to a classic movie star in his generation.

Pretty sad, huh?

by Anonymousreply 1510/27/2011

He must have been researching this new role for years, r14.

by Anonymousreply 1610/27/2011

Think he'll look like this when he gets older?

by Anonymousreply 1710/27/2011

Not sure where you are getting that he is a 'sex symbol'? He's considered the actor whose career is defined by the different chapeaus he wears in each role.

by Anonymousreply 1810/27/2011

Good lord, the "old man" pic of Leo looks exactly like my late Uncle Vincent.

by Anonymousreply 1910/27/2011

His face is often bloated from alcohol. It's a few weeks since I've seen pics from Great Gatsby, but I don't think he looks fat right now.

by Anonymousreply 2010/27/2011

What I don't get is wtf happened to his bone structure. He seemed to have nice bone structure in Titanic and usually people like him retain the face even with the weight (see Anna Nicole Smith, Vince Vaugn, etc) Leo looks like his face was somehow flattened over time.

by Anonymousreply 2110/27/2011

I don't think he's really regarded as a sex symbol. He sort of jumped from teen idol to serious actor.

Whether you think he's any good as an actor is another argument altogether...

by Anonymousreply 2210/27/2011

He's starting to look like a real guinea.

by Anonymousreply 2310/27/2011

I'm a woman and could never understand why he was ever considered such a beauty.

by Anonymousreply 2410/27/2011

He was? Is? Huh? No way, cute, kinda in an impish way.

by Anonymousreply 2510/27/2011

He was never a sex symbol.

People used to confuse him with River Phoenix who was.

by Anonymousreply 2610/27/2011

When he was younger he looked like a girlish young boy. He still looks like a boy. A very old, puffy boy.

by Anonymousreply 2710/27/2011

I agree with R13.

by Anonymousreply 2810/27/2011

"A very old, puffy boy"

ROFLMAO. His nickname should be "puffy boy"

by Anonymousreply 2910/27/2011

Good point,OP. That's what Mick Jagger has done for years and look what it's done for him.

by Anonymousreply 3010/27/2011

I never got the hype about Leonardo's looks during the 1990s. He looked like a plain girl.

Over the last decade, he has looked like a pudgy old man.

by Anonymousreply 3110/27/2011

The Great Gatsby has hit the screen for over a week now. And there seems to be enough women (and some men ?) who still find him very attractive.

I think he can be credited as the one responsible for this film success during the first week end and the following week.

The critics were not overjoyed nor friendly. A lot of people gleefully predicted it would be the first big flop this spring. But people were curious, thought it looked beautiful, and wanted to spend some 2 hours with the (still) golden boy in the dark.

OP from 2011, I won't contredict you, nor state that he is extremely handsome all the time. But in that movie, he did look good. He is not an has-been yet...

by Anonymousreply 3205/18/2013

He'll be considered sex symbol way into middle age precisely because he's not too pretty. He also never overexposes himself and strikes the right balance of mystery and publicity when necessary.

by Anonymousreply 3305/18/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3405/18/2013

I don't know. When I see him or hear him, all I can think of is Growing Pains. Never got the hype with this one.

by Anonymousreply 3505/18/2013

[quote]But in that movie, he did look good.

It's easy to look good when you have makeup on, hairstylists, clothes stylists, and lighting in the right places.

Sometimes he looks OK, but only when he's clean shaven and not bloated in the face. Unfortunately, he keeps trying to have a goatee:

by Anonymousreply 3605/18/2013

I never understood why he always got A-list roles. He looks like a twink...and now a bloated twink. One of Hollywood's mysteries to me like why are moviegoers still going to see Tom Cruise or Adam Sandler

by Anonymousreply 3705/18/2013

Leo diFaustus

by Anonymousreply 3805/18/2013

You know Brad Pitt has never carried a movie, on his own, to block buster success? Movies like The Fight Club would have been hits regardless.

by Anonymousreply 3905/18/2013

I never thought he was a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 4005/18/2013

He'll take a 'break' come back with a full facelift/eyebrow lift.

by Anonymousreply 4105/18/2013

Why does he keep slicking his hair back? It makes him look old.

by Anonymousreply 4205/18/2013

Because gay men are his target audience, r40.

by Anonymousreply 4305/18/2013

He was never a sex symbol, only for the young girls who are attracted to Justin Beiber types and the gay guys who are the same. They share one thing in common. An attraction to innocent-looking, hairless, non sexual looking males. Fear of men.

He was never handsome or sexy. Just a young thin pale "twink" that ignited some rather immature passions.

He looks much better now to me. Not sexy or handsome, but not pre-pubescent. I am iconoclastic so will continue to say that I think he is a good actor and will be doing "Orson Welles" parts one day. He cares about his work, more than being a pretty boy. Why do gay men always confuse young actors with rent-boys?

by Anonymousreply 4405/18/2013

No R34 , they can't. They try and feed different publics actors-sex symbols, etc down their throat. But those actors won't become or stay famous for long, if the public doesn't cooperate, and starangley enough, Hollywood can't force love,e ven with intense marketing.

by Anonymousreply 4505/18/2013

As an actor, Leo isn't half bad. And he's more handsome as an older man than when he was in his teens and early twenties. I think being somewhat mysterious is it.

by Anonymousreply 4605/18/2013

He is SO ugly now! Morphing into Jack Nicholson at light speed.

Do people REALLY find him attractive, or is it his fame and fortune that people find sexy?

by Anonymousreply 4707/07/2013

He looks better now than he has in years. He looked quite good in Gatsby.

by Anonymousreply 4807/07/2013

[quote]He looks better now than he has in years.

Horseshit. And the only reason he looked OK in Gatsby was due to the pounds of make up, stylists, and perfect lighting.

by Anonymousreply 4907/07/2013

Here he is, third from left at an after party for Gatsby.

by Anonymousreply 5007/07/2013

This is a sex symbol???

by Anonymousreply 5107/07/2013

oop. gatsby party

by Anonymousreply 5207/07/2013

His metamorphosis into Jack Nicholson is stunning.

by Anonymousreply 5307/07/2013
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