An interesting revelation regarding the early steps of his career was confirmed by Leonardo DiCaprio, speaking to E! News.
In particular, the American star mentioned that has repeatedly thanked Sharon Stone for paying his salary out of her own pocket in the western ‘The Quick and the Dead’ by Sam Raimi. in which they co-starred in 1995.
At the time, Stone was eager to work with Russell Crowe, as well as the up-and-coming DiCaprio, who had already made a splash in the Hollywood industry.
“She said (Stone) that these are two actors I want to work with,” DiCaprio recalls today. expressing his gratitude to Stone’s person and noting that this act of hers, to trust a new man, proves her love for cinema.
It is recalled that in her 2021 memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice”, Sharon Stone had revealed that she paid DiCaprio’s salary herself after the studio TriStar Pictures refused to give him the role in the film.
“They told me that if I wanted him so badly, I could pay his salary myself, which I did.”said the actress at the time, who after this incident began to actively engage in film production.
It’s worth noting that this event happened a year before DiCaprio’s career took off with “Titanic».
With information from Variety