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Leonardo DiCaprio: I've Never Done Drugs

While his inspired performance in The Wolf of Wall Street may suggest otherwise, the Oscar-nominated actor says he's never done drugs.

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By Bryan Le

02/07/14

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Despite the intensity he put into his role of a coke-snorting, pill-popping New York stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio recently told the Los Angeles Times that he's “never done” drugs before.

"That’s because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was 3 or 4 years old, so Hollywood was a walk in the park for me…" Di Caprio said, explaining how he's been able to resist drugs despite his Hollywood lifestyle. "I’d go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there’s that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong. It’s incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you’re formulating who you are. We’ve seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it’s very unfortunate.”

But that doesn't mean he's never had his share of debauchery. After his big role in Titanic, he used to roll with an actor entourage called the “Pussy Posse” around New York city. While they partied and drank as much as they could, he said, they never resorted to using drugs for a good time.

So where did DiCaprio draw inspiration for their drugged-out scenes? Apparently there was an on-set drug expert to advise him and Wolf of Wall Street co-star Johan Hill on how to act high while also drawing inspiration from “The Drunkest Guy in the World” video on YouTube.

See “The Drunkest Guy in the World” here:

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