Anyone who's ever been the new kid on the block knows just how awkward it is to find yourself thrown together with two close friends who've been besties since forever—and that's even when said friends aren't two Hollywood A-listers who've been joined at the proverbial hip practically since before you were born. So when we caught up with Carey Mulligan on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Great Gatsby", we had to ask: Was there any middle-school-style weirdness when it came to starring alongside Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, who've been BFFs for 25 years?
In a word: nope!
"We all started hanging out," Carey said of her early days on the set, before going on to say that she had nothing but compliments for her co-stars: "Leo was incredible from the beginning, they both were. They were so generous."
You know who's really good at playing titular, tortured, lovestruck leading men in films directed by Baz Luhrmann? Leonardo DiCaprio, that's who. Back when he was a Teen Beat heartthrob, Leo killed us (and himself!) dead as the lusty Romeo Montague in Baz's "Romeo + Juliet"—and now, he's doing it again as Gatsby. So when we caught up with "The Great Gatsby" director on the red carpet at the film's premiere, we had to ask: Was there anything different about working with Leo this second time around?
Baz's answer: "He was a gifted boy then, and now he's a man."
(No kidding! ...Said every woman, ever.)
Yes, this post confirms that we here at Hollywood Crush can find any holiday to celebrate the hotness of Hollywood’s hunks (did you see yesterday's Earth Day post?). So, in honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, we've rounded up some of the greatest men to grace the silver screen in adaptations of the Bard’s greatest masterpieces. Sonnets and steamy make-out sessions with hot babes: we think we might be on to something.
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Romeo + Juliet"
We probably only need to point out the aquarium scene as evidence to why Leo is so delicious in the classic '90s flick, directed by "The Great Gatsby" helmer Baz Luhrmann. Leo’s often-replicated floppy haircut, his boyish good looks and the way he wears a Hawaiian shirt is so hot that it’s no wonder Juliet defied a family feud to make out with him in a pool.
Director Baz Luhrmann could not be more in love with star-crossed romances. His filmography is a paean to the form—as is the trailer for his latest "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton.
While the first trailer—released nearly a year ago—made the era's Art Deco decadence (not to mention the intrigue of who exactly Jay Gatsby is) the main focus, this latest is more a meditation on the lost love between Jay and Daisy Buchanan. In many ways, it actually calls to mind Baz's earlier epic, "Romeo + Juliet," and it's not just the fact that both star the towheaded heartthrob (though that certainly doesn't hurt).
The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's glitzy "Great Gatsby" adaptation has roared onto the web, fulfilling the hopes of fashionistas everywhere that this would indeed be the costume drama of the year.
Set in 1920s New York, F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel chronicles Midwesterner Nick Carraway's (Tobey Maguire) entrance into East Coast high society and his introduction to the enigmatic Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), who asks for his help to win back former love Daisy (Carey Mulligan). In keeping with his previous films like "Australia" and "Moulin Rouge!" Baz has turned to Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin to bring the styles of the early 20th century into eye-popping relief. And we can't get enough.
The trailer opens on one of the film's many posh parties, where we catch a glimpse of Nick's would-be paramour Jordan (Elizabeth Debicki) in a black halter dress with a jewel-encrusted neckline. It's sexy yet somehow regal. Not to be outdone, Daisy shines in a number of outfits throughout the clip, but we're especially fond of this simpler purple flapper-style frock with ruffled sleeves and matching lace gloves.
Before she played the eccentric Clementine in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or journalist Iris Simpkins in one of our fave chick flicks "The Holiday," Kate Winslet was the sensitive yet spunky Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's "Titanic." With the re-release of "Titanic" in 3-D this week, Kate returns as the first-class socialite smothered by her mother and trapped in a boring life of dinner parties and tight corsets. Let's take a look back at her career before and after the revolutionary film.
Born in Reading, England, on October 5, 1975, Kate grew up in a household of thespians. Her parents were stage actors, her grandparents founded the Reading Repertory Theatre, and her uncle was in the original production of "Oliver!" in London's West End. Destined for a career in the same industry, she began studying drama at the Redroof's Theatre school at the young age of 11. When she was 12, she landed her first role in a commercial for Sugar Puffs cereal and according to the director, her talent was "there from the start."
Get out your neon scrunchies, oversize flannel and stonewashed jeans, 'cause we're headed back to the '90s with this week's movie releases. "Titanic" hits the big screen again—this time in 3-D—while the "American Pie" franchise comes full circle with "American Reunion." And while "American Reunion" is technically brand new, "Titanic" is the same movie we've always loved.
The re-release brings back one of our favorite on-screen romances between Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). You know the story: First-class Rose has an overbearing mother who wants her to marry the tall, dark and handsome Cal Hockley (Billy Zane) for his money. Jack is a starving artist who wins two tickets on a ship back to America. The two meet when Rose looks to jump off the ship in an attempt to escape from her life, and Jack talks her back over the railing. The rest, as they say, is history—albeit, a tragic one. What you may not know are these five "Titanic" facts we dredged up in a deep dive of the internet.
If this weekend's big film releases have taught us anything, it's that the '90s are totally back and more rufus than ever. With the return of the "American Pie" gang and the re-release of "Titanic" in 3D, we can't help but get a bit nostalgic for the days whiled away playing Super Mario Bros. 3 and sipping a Capri Sun pouch.
As we gear up to swoon over young Leonardo DiCaprio we would be remiss in not recognizing the other pretty young things who whipped us into a frenzy back in the '90s. (Junior high was such a strange time...) Some, like Leo, have found even greater fame as adults (Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale), some have descended into relative obscurity (the London twins), while a few, sadly, are no longer with us (R.I.P. Brad Renfro and Jonathan Brandis).
Before you head to the cineplex to witness Jack and Rose's star-crossed love in 3-D (and inevitably get Celine Dion stuck in your head for the next two weeks), light some candles, cue up that Sade cassette and spend a few minutes with these hunks from the '90s. You won't regret it.
Two of Hollywood's most beautiful blonds—Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively—made headlines earlier this year when they began dating. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end.
Reps for both actors confirm to Us Weekly that they have split. However (predictably) their reps add that they "remain friends." The pair were first spotted hanging out at Cannes in May before taking their love around the world. Their globe-trotting romance had them sightseeing in Italy, Australia, and, yes, even Anaheim, California, where the two were spotted at Disneyland. Perhaps Leo was taking a cue from the Ryan Gosling playbook for wooing ladies.
At the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual luncheon on Thursday in Beverly Hills, "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner got some props from Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg. At the A-list soiree, Wahlberg joked around to his fellow Hollywood heavyweight about how having a youngster like Lautner around is going to make it a little harder for them to book gigs.
"I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me," Mark joked to the room and to lovely Leo. "So, we're both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We're screwed. It's over, dude. 'Titanic' and 'Boogie Nights' were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run and on to the next."