From ground-shattering Titanic to mind-numbing Inception, Leonardo Dicaprio never ceases to amaze us with his legendary movies again and again. In the honor of his 42nd birthday, let’s take a look back at some of his character’s most iconic and powerful lines.
“I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take as it comes at you… to make each day count.” – Titanic
“As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight… you breathe… keep breathing.” – The Revenant
“In my dreams, we’re still together.” – Inception
“With all due respect, miss, I’m not the one hangin’ off the back a ship here.” –Titanic
“Which would be worse – to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?” – Shutter Island.
“I knew it was a great mistake for a man like me to fall in love.” – The Great Gatsby
“You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.” – Django Unchained
“Dead Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear. So I’m trying my best not to be afraid.” – Catch me if you can
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – The Wolf Of Wall Street
“Let me tell you something, there’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time. Because at least as a rich man when I have to face my problems, I show up in the back of a limo wearing a 2000 dollars suit and a 40,000 dollars gold fucking watch.” – The Wolf Of Wall Street
“Sometimes, I wonder… will God ever forgive us for what we have done to each other? then I look around and realize.. God left this place a long time ago.” – Blood Diamond
“This is a sick fucking world we live in.” – Shutter Island
“You can dream of a moment for years and still somehow miss it when it comes. You have got to reach through the flames and take it, or lose it forever. I took it.” – This Boy’s Life
“I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because its not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment…. it lasts forever.” – The Beach
Let’s take a moment and appreciate this wonderful human being.