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"He is, to me, one of the greatest actors of our generation, and I find that incredibly exciting. I believe there are very few actors in the world who are really, genuinely, gifted from God and can just do it, couldn’t possibly be bad, even if they tried." — Kate Winslet
"It’s amazing to me… the camera goes and then he delivers this beautiful performance. He’s a phenomenom! It amazes me; he doesn’t shift gears; I don’t see where the gears are. He’s amazing!" — Kathy Bates
"He’s always very compelling. You can’t watch anything else while he’s acting." — Meryl Streep"He’s so impressive. His work has time and time again blown me away. He’s got great range, he’s got great charisma. He’s just wildly talented." — Naomi Watts"[I can] say without any hesitation that he is one of the greatest actors that ever there was." — Baz Luhrmann
"Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most generous actors I’ve ever worked with." — Cate Blanchett
"He’s a marvellous actor. Success has nothing to do with it. He owns the real talent." — Gene Hackman
"He’s extremely talented, charismatic and very instinctive. Leo is absolutely my favorite… he is so visceral. Emotions just come shooting out of him. When we were filming the death scene (in Romeo + Juliet), he was so distraught that he made me cry." — Claire Danes
"He’s the real deal, baby. I’ll tell you straight up… He’s just that guy that’s got it inside. He just has the instinct for it and you don’t come across that that often." — Russell Crowe
"In the case of Leonardo, I think the adoration is deserved on the basis of his acting. He’s a genuine talent… He can really act." — Woody Allen
"There is one scene [in Django Unchained]… and during one take, somehow the shot glass slid to where his hand is supposed to be, he slams his hand on the table and breaks the shot glass. It goes through his hand. There’s blood. And he’s still going. And I’m like a little girl, I’ve got my hands up. ‘He’s so courageous! He’s an Avenger!’ People came up, gave him a standing ovation, if that’s any indication of how he is. He was amazing." — Jamie Foxx
"He’s an incredibly talented guy who’s been through wringers that I can’t even begin to comprehend. So he’s got nothing to learn from me!" — Tom Hanks
"He’s great, he’s beautiful: that guy has really got it. So talented, so gifted and funny, everything you want in a person. He’s like a light. He walks in and it’s like magic." — Diane Keaton
"He was amazing on set. He’s so generous. I’ve never seen anything like how committed he is to everybody else and not just himself. He does the most amazing performance, and it’s caught on film, and then the camera turns to the other actor, and he gives exactly the same level of intensity for that person, to help them." — Carey Mulligan"The camera loves him. In other words: his presence before the camera magnetizes us instantly, draws us into a mystery, compels us to follow him… He is absolutely essential to me, to all of us, and essential to the history of movies." — Martin Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio for the May 2013 issue of Esquire. Photo by Max Vadukul
"Leonardo is the most incredible actor on the planet,.. I walked away from my audition and I couldn’t believe that I’d been acting with him…. At the audition, we had been acting out these scenes together. We did 15 takes of one scene. He didn’t really have much dialogue as Gatsby, and the camera was never on him, but he played three other characters. He’d say a line as Gatsby, and then he’d jump up and play Tom Buchanan. We were doing the scene with the cameras over my shoulder, and he was lighting a cigarette for me and looking at me. It was all me, and he didn’t have any words, and he was improvising stuff to say, just to help me. I was like, “Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t need to be helping me in this audition.” He was auditioning girls all day. I was so blown away by how generous he was, let alone being amazing to act with."