Leonardo DiCapiro is one of Hollywood’s most highly acclaimed actors and always looks at ease on television or the silver screen. The veteran actor has raked in billions at the box-office with his blockbuster movies. Recently, another industry heavy-weight claimed that DiCaprio gets first dibs on every major male movie role in Hollywood.

In an interview with GQ, Christian Bale said that “to this day, any role that anybody gets, it’s only because he’s passed on it beforehand.” The 48-year-old further added that he and other actors in the 47-year-old Titanic star’s age range owe their careers to him, “I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is.” It’s surely amazing how Leo still holds a huge influence in Hollywood to this day.

‘It doesn’t matter what anyone tells you. It doesn’t matter how friendly you are with the directors. All those people that I’ve worked with multiple times, they all offered every one of those roles to him first.”

Bale also expressed that “one of those people actually tell me that. So, thank you, Leo, because literally, he gets to choose everything he does. And good for him, he’s phenomenal.” Interviewer Zach Baron brought up the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio, who is only 10 months younger than Bale and also began his career in film as a child, was initially cast in the 2000 movie American Psycho before Bale, which sparked the interesting discussion.

After DiCaprio pulled out, Bale eventually took the lead role as Patrick Bateman, a New York City investment banker by day and a serial killer by night. However, it is said that DiCaprio won five other movie roles in the 1990s, including Titanic. Bale stressed “it’s not just me” and that every male lead is first offered to the Gatsby actor.

Bale denied taking it personally when asked whether he did. He asserted that, “No. Do you know how grateful I am to get any damn thing? I mean, I can’t do what he does. I wouldn’t want the exposure that he has either.” He offered further words of praise to the Los Angeles native, adding, “He does it magnificently.” You can check out his whole interview here. Stay tuned to Thirsty.

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