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Leonardo DiCaprio Can’t Stop Stanning Jane Goodall
Leonardo DiCaprio might be dating a 21-year-old, but rest assured that he still has some room in his heart for the more elderly among us, too—or, at the very least, for one 85-year-old in particular. Over the past few years, the 44-year-old actor has repeatedly demonstrated his unwavering devotion to the primatologist Jane Goodall—something that even the editors of the Time 100 apparently haven’t failed to notice.
And on Wednesday morning, upon the release of the list’s 2019 edition, it turns out that its organizers helped DiCaprio take the relationship to another level. Rather than explain each person significance themselves, they enlisted an additional 100 celebrities to do so—including, of course, DiCaprio, who stepped up to the plate to write an essay about Goodall. (This isn’t the first time the famously press-shy actor has made an exception for her: Goodall is also practically the only person who can get him to pose for photographers.)
If you’re wondering how, exactly, Goodall has managed to fully capture Leo’s heart, allow him to tell you: Having read books both written about and by her, and familiarized himself with how the research she performed in Tanzania, when in her twenties, „ended up changing behavioral science forever,“ his admiration for the primatologist stretches back to long before they first met. Of course, since that happy day rolled around, his respect for her has grown exponentially: „It was only when I got to spend more time with Jane a few years ago that I truly felt I was in the presence of one of the most impactful and important leaders on the planet,“ he writes.
It’s no surprise, then, that the 44-year-old actor has made a point to repeatedly hang out with the 85-year-old since then. In 2016, for example, they sat side by side at the United Nations; in 2017, DiCaprio attended (and even posed on the red carpet for) the premiere of the documentary Jane, which is about Goodall; and in 2018, DiCaprio invited Goodall to join him onstage at his namesake foundation’s gala. Oh, and they’ve also hung out with Mark Ruffalo, not to mention Goodall’s stuffed monkey, Mr. H.
Messengers of Peace Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Stevie Wonder at the General Assembly on International Day of Peace at U.N. headquarters, New York.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall speaking at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala at Jackson Park Ranch in Santa Rosa, California, September 2018.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall at the Peace Bell Ceremony on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace at the United Nations in New York, September 2016.
Mark Ruffalo, Jane Goodall, and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala at Jackson Park Ranch in Santa Rosa, California, September 2018.
They might look like an odd couple, but the pair has more in common than you may think: Both are jet-setters (Goodall still travels around the world 300 days a year); and both have plenty of experience with appearing on-screen. (The first documentary about Goodall was made in 1963, and, as she told W in 2017, they’ve been „nonstop“ ever since.) Thanks to their work in environmental conservation, both also hold the title of United Nations Messenger of Peace. Plus, DiCaprio doesn’t even think she’s that old; in his essay, he describes her as being „at the young age of 85.“
DiCaprio hasn’t just come to consider Goodall „a very good friend“ for whom he’s „forever grateful“; thanks to her lifetime commitment to environmental protection, her philanthropy, and her optimism, she’s also someone who „mesmerize[s]“ him. According to DiCaprio, that’s true of anyone who’s heard her story or heard her speak, but no worries, Leo, we get the subtext: You’ll always and forever be her greatest stan.
#Leos text for Jane
By Leonardo DiCaprio
I admired Jane Goodall long before we ever met. I knew of her landmark work with chimpanzees in Gombe. I had read about her, read books written by her, but it was only when I got to spend more time with Jane a few years ago that I truly felt I was in the presence of one of the most impactful and important leaders on the planet. She chose to go to Tanzania at the age of 26 to study chimpanzees, and the research she conducted there, in the jungle at the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, ended up changing behavioral science forever.
Since then she has committed her life to environmental protection. Even now, at the young age of 85, Jane spends nearly every day spreading optimism and raising awareness worldwide; hers is a powerful message to protect the inherent rights of every living creature, to provide hope for future generations and to sound an urgent call against the greatest environmental threat of all—climate change. Anyone who has heard her speak, or heard her story, has been mesmerized by her life’s work and moved by her philanthropic legacy.
She has become a very close friend—and it is this friendship and unwavering commitment to our shared causes for which I, and so many others worldwide, am forever grateful.
How Lil Dicky Got Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Justin Bieber for His „Earth Day“ Video
April 22 is Earth Day and the viral rapper Lil Dicky isn’t letting the day go unnoticed. The musician is planning on shutting down the internet tomorrow — or, at least, giving it plenty to talk about — when he releases his „Earth Day“ song and accompanying video. In a teaser for it, posted to Instagram by Justin Bieber, nearly every celebrity in the music world and beyond is introduced as a collaborator.
The cryptic video doesn’t show much, other than flashing the names of people like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Kevin Hart, Katy Perry, John Legend, and, oh yeah, Leonardo DiCaprio — just to name a handful. How exactly did Lil Dicky manage to secure all of these names for a secret project?
Having Scooter Braun as his manager certainly helped. Lil Dicky’s manager also happens to represent Bieber, Grande, and the Zac Brown band, the lead singer of which was also teased in the „Earth Day“ trailer. As for DiCaprio, there are few things that matter more to the actor than the earth, as his Instagram and fervent support of renown conservationist Jane Goodall is continued proof of. DiCaprio’s love for the planet is also measurable: Back in 2017, he donated $20 million in grants to protect earth through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. “There exist today many proven technologies in renewable energy, clean transportation, and sustainable agriculture, that we can use to begin to build a brighter future for all of us,” he said at the time, „These facts have been presented to the world time and time again for decades. Quite simply, we are knowingly doing this to ourselves, to our planet and to our future, and the cost of our inaction is becoming clearer.“
Will DiCaprio make a similar statement in Lil Dick’s „Earth Day“ song and/or video? Tune in tomorrow at 9 am PT to find out.