Skip to comments.DiCaprio to polluters: go green now
Posted on 05/19/2007 5:46:16 PM PDT by melt
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Hollywood star and long-time environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has a message for the world: go green now, before it's too late.
As DiCaprio tells it in film documentary "The 11th Hour", launched on Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, people are living in the last minutes of the final hour before it may be too late to do anything about global warming.
"Global warming is a reality. It is happening," DiCaprio told reporters gathered for the movie's debut.
Last year "An Inconvenient Truth" explored the same environmental issue by telling of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's long and lonely campaign to educate people and politicians about the environmental issue.
"An Inconvenient Truth" became a global box office hit with about $50 million in worldwide ticket sales -- a huge sum for a non-fiction film -- and it also won an Oscar.
DiCaprio credits the movie for raising popular culture's concern about the issue, and said films often have a greater impact than scientific speeches or research papers because regular people actually watch, listen and learn in cinemas.
"In the last year, people are taking this issue more seriously than they ever have, and it's a direct result of affecting people's emotions in a cinematic format," he said.
David Orr, the chair of environmental studies at U.S. university Oberlin College put it differently: "Sooner or later, it is film, music or poetry that move people. It's a necessary step in forming political discussion."
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DiCaprio doesn't know it yet, but he'll probably die from lung cancer--- long before any of us die from the "Global Warming" he is causing.
“Shut up and act”
er better yet...
Just shut up.
The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.
It just feels like global warming after you were in the water with those ice bergs.
The ice bergs were fake. So is this "global crisis". Ten years from now, when humans are still here and there is talk about "the new ice age" just look back and remember when the world was warming.
Best to you,
It sure looks like it takes a lot of energy to run that joint.
So, exactly how did DiCaprio get himself and his entourage to France?
I want to the theater to watch Titanic with my wife. I broke out laughing when Leo sank to the bottom of the Atlantic!
BTW, I've heard that even John Edwards refers to Leo as a "Faggot." :0)
Global warming may be happening as a result of man’s actions, but probably man has very little to do with it. What we are witnessing, via global warming propaganda, is Matthew, Mark, Luke, John according to those who believe they are God.
To hell with Abortion, sodomy, commuism, etc, does your car get 50 mpg?
Ten minutes into the movie I said out loud, “Just Sink Already!”
Everyone is missing the bright side to this.
If the world ends soon, then we don’t have to listen to blathering actors passing themselves off as scientists.
C’mon, look on the bright side, people!
As I sit here shivering on this cold late-May evening, I’m wondering exactly where this assclown got his scientific degree. Must be the Ted Danson School of Environmental Studies (remember when Danson predicted some 20 years ago that we only had 10 years to save the Earth?).
Wow! Voracious carbon-eater.
Awww....we’ve had the “new ice age” scare already.
I bought it when it came out for my gf....Her, and my daughters favorite movie for a couple of years
I’ve never seen it
Despite his looney views, he was brilliant in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
Leo, how many airplane trips per year do you take? Just wondering.
Polluter to DiCaprio-———Bite me.
I like the non-Leo/Kate Winslet parts of the movie, especially some of the touching scenes as the ship is going down. The whole love triangle main story was idiotic.
I know, I am trying to recycle because I totally care about the environment like Sheryl Crow and the wife of that guy from "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
And have a nice day.
My rewrite that Leo should like more:
As a regular citizen to Leo DiCap. I don't burn gas to go see your films. I don't use electricity to watch your TV shows.
The average temperature in April 2007 was 51.7 F.
This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 47th coolest April in 113 years.
You forgot the part about “since he doesn’t think this important enough for him to change his lavish, environmentally-friendless existance, why should I?” part.
You were like me
I did see Titanic when first came out in theatre I was yelling Drown Leo drown you sucks
DiCapitated’s qualifications to speak on scientific issues are what, exactly?
Hmmmm....anyone see any solar panels for that monstrosity? He says he has them....
And didn’t Leonardo DiCaprio play the part of noted perv and fraudulent “sex researcher” Kinsey? Some kind of crockumentary to promote the myth that his “findings” were something other than the projections of, and rationalizations for, his own perv inclinations.
Polluters to DiCaprio: Go away now.
But....but....he drives a hybrid!!!!!!
(me to Leo concerning my energy consumption and my polluting hot rod rocket’s keys)
“I’ll never let go, I promise”.
screw you Leo...
Leo, I like your movies but shut up! Maybe all the cars can run on all the smoke you and Al Gore are blowing.
Rich to Leo: Go ugly early.
Don’t you just love hypocrites?!
“The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.”
When I saw that in the theater half the audience actually applauded when that happened.
I'll take him seriously when he moves into a double-wide.
Leo is upset over being called out on his hypocrisy:
Leonardo DiCaprio hit back at charges of hypocrisy Saturday as he unveiled an eco-documentary he wrote, produced and narrated at the Cannes film festival.
Asked after the premiere of “The 11th Hour” whether he had taken a fuel-guzzling jet on his way to the French Riviera, the “Titanic” star spat back sarcastically: “No, I took a train across the Atlantic.”
When the British journalist followed up, saying that many stars used emission-heavy private jets while touting environmental protection, a testy DiCaprio countered that he had taken a commercial flight from New York.
“I try to travel commercial as much as I can,” he said.
DiCaprio later came back to the reporter, saying that he was irritated with the media for going after prominent environmentalists such as former US vice president Al Gore (whose own film on global warming “An Inconvenient Truth” picked up an Oscar this year) for supposed inconsistency in their private lives.
“We’re all trying the best we can, truly, we really are,” he said.
“Attacks on Al Gore for example I think are misdirected. Don’t shoot the messenger, you know what I’m saying? If you’re going to attack somebody on the way they conduct their life, let’s talk about the big picture, let’s see what big oil companies are doing.
“This person is truly trying to relay a message to the public and the way he travels and the way he leads his life should not be splayed out like that.”
No Leo, if you were really doing the best you could, you wouldn't have even have had to fly to France, you could have stayed at home, and simply gave your little speech via satellite.
Rest of the world to DeCaprio:
You’re 32. Ain’t it about time you went through puberty?
I wonder how many private jets were sitting on the tarmac at Cannes while this idiot was pontificating.
Were all trying the best we can, truly, we really are, he said.
No, Leo, when you live in this, that is trying:
Until then, shut the hell up!
Little Leo is no different than any other Hollywood elite.
Buy my product, live as I tell you, but don’t bring up the fact my ‘carbon footprint’ equals a small city each and every day of my elite life.
How much carbon used to fly all these pomposities to Cannes and back?