Imagine you’ve spent most of your life fixated on getting a certain award, and coming incredibly close to getting it- not just once but 4 times since 1994. Yet despite, your best performances in movies like “The Aviator” and “Blood Diamond” (not to mention your worldwide status as a male sex symbol) you’ve come away empty handed. You begin questioning yourself and your skills, and try to distract yourself with some pet projects like buying up some property. Well throw in millions of dollars and a supermodel girlfriend, and you’re blowing off steam DiCaprio style!
After his Oscar loss to Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio is vowing to take ‘a long, long break’ from acting, focusing instead on building up his increasingly valuable portfolio of properties. Within a few months, Leo has shelled out $23 Million for a mansion in Palm Springs, an $8 Million two-bedroom apartment in Battery Park City (adjacent to his already existing $4 Million home), and a $10 Million apartment in Greenwich Village.
What does Leo get for $10 Million, you ask? Well his apartment is in the Delos building, catering to the affluent for whom “wellness” is a priority. It has “vitamin C-infused showers, purified air and water, and a circulated aromatherapy air supply.” Even crazier, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen foundation provides the building’s residents with a ‘wellness concierge’ to ‘curate and coordinate your daily wellness experience.’ And you thought hot towels on an airplane was a good perk!
Despite his buying spree, you can’t blame DiCaprio for taking a little time off. Maybe this will be the spark he needs to chase nomination number six! Pick your roles wisely, Leo!
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