Romeo + Juliet (1996) Trivia: In 1994, one year before principal photography began, Leonardo DiCaprio flew to Australia on his own dime to film a workshop with director Baz Lurhmann in order to explore the idea of a modern Romeo and Juliet and see if the concept could actually work.

Carey just came in and really blew us away in the reading… As soon as she left I said to Baz, ‘wow I guess we’ve seen one of the great actresses of our generation.’ Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio, during rehearsal for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

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