George DiCaprio (Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio's dad George joined "The Great Gatsby" star in France for all the festivities at the Cannes Film Festival. Sporting long hair, it’s obvious that George has the DiCaprio swagger, much like his son. George, 69, is a comic book writer, editor, and distributor. Leo, 38, is close with his dad and the two are regularly photographed together around L.A.
Though his folks split shortly after he was born in Los Angeles in 1974, the "Django Unchained" actor remains close with both parents, whom he has described as "Bohemians in every sense of the word." (His mom, Irmalin, is a German former legal secretary.)
According to ABC's "20/20," DiCaprio's father is credited with giving his son the unique name. When George and a then-pregnant Irmalin were looking at a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci in the Uffizi — a famous art gallery in Italy — Leo began kicking wildly.
"My dad, being the man that picks up on cosmic messages, said that 'His name must be Leonardo,'" DiCaprio revealed on the show. As a child, he often accompanied his father to various comic book stores in L.A., where he would distribute comics and records.
It's clear to see where Leo got his creative side.
While the elder DiCaprio has been snapped hanging out around their hotel with his son, it appears George missed out on an epic night of partying. Leo was photographed dancing up a storm on Monday at the Gotha nightclub with a mystery brunette and BFF Lukas Haas.
We wonder if George DiCaprio is where Leo gets his charm from, too?
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