Leonardo DiCaprio

Religion, politics, and ideas ofLeonardo DiCaprio

Criticizes Trump

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

Donates to Democrats

Encourages Voting

Science Advocate

Democrat

Climate Change

Climate Change Believer

Criticizes Trump

21 Sep 2017

In an interview, Leonardo DiCaprio said Trump’s administration will be looked back on and vilified for not taking action against climate change.

Climate Change Believer

19 Sep 2017

In a talk with John Kerry about America's future & Climate Change at Yale , Leonardo DiCaprio said

If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or science, or imperial truths. And therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office.

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

11 Jan 2017

When asked if he would run for office., Leonardo DiCaprio said

I don’t know about that. I’ve been making this documentary on climate change for the last two years. If there was anything that I felt that I could do that would really contribute to what I think is the most important issue in human history – climate change – then I would love to take a higher position with it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean political office. I think that a lot of the change needs to come from communal efforts, from groups and people who are trying to rattle the system. I think change is going to have to come from outside. You can’t depend on politicians to make the right decisions.’

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

4 Oct 2016

At SXSL 2016, in a conversation with Barack Obama about climate change., Leonardo DiCaprio said

We [America] need to set the example for the rest of the world to follow [...] [...] some companies are starting to realize that addressing the climate change issue can actually spur economic activities.

Possibly Democrat

Environmentalist

4 Oct 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio said that Barrack Obama has done more to create solutions for the climate crisis than any other President in history, and that he was presenting an extraordinary environmental leadership.

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

23 Sep 2014

Leonardo di Caprio gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Summit. He said fixing climate change is not about individual action but is down to ‘Our industries, and governments, around the world taking decisive, large scale action. Now must be our moment for action.’

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

23 Sep 2014

Doing a speech at the UN Climate Summit, Leonardo DiCaprio said

The good news is that renewable energy is not only achievable but good economic policy.

Climate Change Believer

Environmentalist

23 Sep 2014

Doing a speech at the UN Climate Summit, Leonardo DiCaprio said

We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions, and eliminate government subsidies for all oil, coal, and gas companies.
Donation

Donates to Democrats

7 Dec 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio has donated money to the Democratic Party and its members.

Elections

Encourages Voting

15 Nov 2008

Leonardo Di Caprio works to get young people to vote, he believes it is important for them to vote because they are the ones who will be affected by the policies in the future.

Environment

Environmentalist

11 Jan 2016

When asked about the bleak worldview of "The Revenant"., Leonardo DiCaprio said

That’s an interesting question for me as an environmentalist. You look back at that time [in ‘The Revenant’], and this surge west – extracting resources from nature, killing off indigenous Native American tribes, cutting down the trees and digging for oil. And you think: Oh my God, look how brutal we were. But I wonder how people are going to look back at this time period now. We are destroying nature and killing species at a rate that is unprecedented. I just came back from Paris [and the climate change talks]. If we don’t have a resolution coming out of Paris, we are destined for an incredibly bleak, dark future.
Science

Science Advocate

21 Sep 2017

Leonardo Di Caprio thinks politicians who don’t believe in modern science shouldn’t be in office.

Summary

DiCaprio was raised a Catholic, but has dabbled in both Judaism and Buddhism.

He's a Democrat and has championed causes traditionally associated with liberals.

Editorial

Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised a Roman Catholic, probably due to his German and Italian background.

DiCaprio (like many Catholics) isn't religious, but he's not an atheist. Based on this quote, maybe religion would do him some good:

Death freaks me out. I don't know about an afterlife. I'm not religious, you know. I'm not an atheist, but I've never had a religion.[1]

Recently, DiCaprio was dating a Jewish woman by the name of Bar Refaeli and it was rumored he would convert to Judaism to marry her. They even took a trip to Israel[2] but the couple split before that could happen.

Perhaps DiCaprio's alleged willingness to convert to Judaism and the fact that he is a "non-religious" Catholic would point to him being spiritually flexible. There is more evidence of that considering in 1998, as a result of exhaustion, DiCaprio entered a Buddhist center in Los Angeles to meditate and "recharge."[3] He's also listed as a Buddhist on various celebrity religion sites.[4]

Trying to stop a sinking ship

Leo's a hardcore Democrat. In 2008, he donated over $38,000 to the Democratic party including directly to then-candidate Barack Obama. So far, for the 2012 election cycle, Leo has donated at least $5,000 to Obama's re-election campaign.[5]

DiCaprio is widely-known as a serious environmentalist. It seems, among the wide variety of liberal causes, that DiCaprio certainly puts the environment above the rest but acknowledging many other important issues., DiCaprio once said of the media's obsession with social issues like gay marriage:

That's the most infuriating thing–watching people focus on these things. Meanwhile, there's the onset of global warming and these incredibly scary and menacing things with the future of our economy. Our relationship to the rest of the world. And here we are focusing on this?[6]

DiCaprio has certainly put his money where his mouth is (literally and figuratively) when it comes to the environment. DiCaprio is famous for his environmentally friendly cars, he has installed solar panels on his house, and he works with environmental organizations (and Al Gore) such as Global Green and the Natural Resources Defense Council.[7]

He has had no issues with talking publicly about issues like global warming and his outspoken efforts once won him the VH1 Do Something Award.[8]

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