The first time I saw Leonardo DiCaprio in a movie I didn’t know it.  The movie was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.  Johnny Depp was in it.  And Juliette Lewis also.  And the whole time I watched it I kept thinking how amazing it was that they were able to get the obviously “mentally challenged” (I was thinking something much more politically incorrect) kid to act in a movie, so convincing was this actor who played Depp’s younger brother.  The actor was Leonardo DiCaprio.  I felt the same thing recently while watching DiCaprio not just play J. Edgar Hoover but channel him.  Leo was much too busy to be a regular at the Coffee Shop but his Dad George and George’s wife Peggy were in all the time.

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