Leonardo Dicaprio Movie Cars
Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the most talented modern-day actors. Since he plays major roles in many period-piece films, he often finds himself being able to enjoy driving classic vehicles. Interestingly, the very first car he ever owned was a Ford Mustang from the 1960s. Moving many years into the future, he now is personally involved in environmental issues and he personally drives cars that are environmentally friendly. Despite the fact that he is such an environmentally friendly actor, many of the vintage cars he was fortunate enough to drive were anything but environmentally friend. These are a few of the more notable cars:
In The Great Gatsby, Dicaprio was able to drive several cars, but many were reproductions or made from partially reproduced parts. The large yellow Duesenberg was reproduced as well as the Auburn he drove. There were a few truly vintage cars, like the 1929 De Soto Coupe and the Phantom Rolls Royce.
Another movie with an amazing vintage car is This Boy’s Life, which is a movie set in the 1950s. Dicaprio is only 18 in the film, but he looked much younger. His character, Toby, spends time riding with his mom in a 1952 Nash Ambassador, but the real highlight of the film is when he steals his stepfather’s 1955 Buick Special. The stepfather (Dwight), played by Robert De Niro, is a horrible man who is abusive to Toby. The blue and white Buick Special was Dwight’s pride and joy. To get back at him Toby , who is too young to drive in the film, takes the car and actually crashes the Buick Special. This creates even more trouble for young Toby.
Dicaprio’s latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, had some of the most remarkable cars, especially the exotic Europeans. The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa was just one of the classic exotics from the decade of excess that he was able to drive. He was also allowed to get behind the wheel of an anniversary edition Lamborghini Countach, which was a real Lambo and was really crashed for the film.